Network 10 host Lisa Wilkinson (above) was absent from The Project's panel on Thursday night following her controversial Logies acceptance speech

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Lisa Wilkinson has cancelled her appearances on The Challenge for the week as  Community Ten threatens defamation motion towards different media shops following the fallout of her controversial Logies speech.

The Challenge co-host is beneath heavy fireplace after she talked about alleged rape sufferer Brittany Higgins in her speech moments after successful the Excellent Information Protection Logie award for her one-of-one interview with the previous ministerial staffer in 2021.

The acceptance speech has compelled the rape trial which was as a result of begin subsequent week to be rescheduled till October and will end in Wilkinson being charged with contempt of court docket.

She has confronted a wrath of public scrutiny for the reason that speech with 1000’s of Australians calling for to resign. 

Wilkinson was noticbly absent from her internet hosting gig on Channel 10 on Thursday night time, regardless of being scheduled to seem.

She was as an alternative changed by co-host Georgie Tunny who appeared alongside fellow Logies winner Tony Armstrong, however there was no point out of the awards in any respect through the present.

She was alleged to co-host on Friday and Sunday nights too however these appearances have additionally been cancelled. 

Network 10 host Lisa Wilkinson (above) was absent from The Project's panel on Thursday night following her controversial Logies acceptance speech

Community 10 host Lisa Wilkinson (above) was absent from The Challenge’s panel on Thursday night time following her controversial Logies acceptance speech

A spokesman for Ten Community stated they ‘absolutely help Lisa in her ongoing and full dedication to doing the fitting factor as a witness within the trial’.

The community additionally hit again on the ‘unfair’ criticism of Wilkinson, and stated it will not rule out taking authorized motion, The Australian reported.

‘This reporting is now inflicting important hurt and we ask these organisations to stop this harassment to permit Lisa the perfect alternative to present her proof in court docket and to allow the trial to go forward in a good and well timed method,’ a spokesperson for the community stated.

‘We’re carefully monitoring all protection of this difficulty and Lisa and Community 10 reserve their rights in respect of any future defamation claims.’

Wilkinson’s speech reportedly contributed to delaying Higgins’s trial towards former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann by prejudicing potential jurors. 

Lehrmann is accused of raping Ms Higgins in Parliament Home in 2019.

He denies these claims and acknowledged in a police interview that he didn’t have intercourse with Ms Higgins.

On Thursday the ACT Supreme Courtroom set a brand new date of October 4 for the trial.

Chief Justice Lucy McCallum selected Tuesday to delay the trial ‘regrettably and with gritted enamel’ as a result of ‘someplace on this debate, the excellence between an untested allegation and the very fact of guilt has been misplaced’.

Wilkinson's speech reportedly contributed to delaying the trial between Brittany Higgins and alleged rapist Bruce Lehrmann (above)

Wilkinson’s speech reportedly contributed to delaying the trial between Brittany Higgins and alleged rapist Bruce Lehrmann (above)

She famous public curiosity within the case wanted to die down earlier than Lehrmann would have entry to a good jury.

On Thursday morning Lehrmann’s defence barrister Steve Whybrow utilized for the trial to be delayed additional, till the start of subsequent 12 months.

‘My software can be, to the extent that the bush fireplace continues to be burning in impact, that the trial start early subsequent 12 months as a result of we want there to be no additional points and delays,’ he advised the court docket.

‘We will foresee the chance that there could also be collateral issues that must be investigated referring to the circumstances which have led to the trial being vacated.’  

Justice McCallum denied his software and stated: ‘The publicity this week has centered sharply on the actual fact that was being ignored, {that a} man is going through trial and he’s entitled to the presumption of innocence.’

Wilkinson (left) has been criticised for her acceptance speech for the Outstanding News Coverage Logie award for her one-of-one interview with the former ministerial staffer Brittany Higgins (right)

Wilkinson (left) has been criticised for her acceptance speech for the Excellent Information Protection Logie award for her one-of-one interview with the previous ministerial staffer Brittany Higgins (proper)

Higgins’s Crown prosecutor Shane Drumgold agreed with Justice McCallum’s resolution, noting the 102-day delay was extra beneficiant than that given in comparable circumstances.

Mr Drumgold additionally introduced on Thursday he was in search of written undertakings by the tip of the day from Community 10, Wilkinson and the house owners of Sydney radio station WSFM that they might now not commentate on the trial.

The written settlement would additionally see the three events agree that any future feedback could possibly be within the contempt of court docket.

Mr Drumgold stated if the endeavor weren’t made by Community 10, Wilkinson and WSFM then he would search an injunction to cease future public remark.

The Workplace of the Director of Public Prosecutions is unable to substantiate whether or not the undertakings had been made.

Mr Drumgold additionally stated 5 books presently being written – from authors together with Sydney Morning Herald columnist Niki Savva, Information Corp journalist Samantha Maiden and Ten’s political editor Peter van Onselen – could touch upon the case. 

Wilkinson's speech reportedly contributed to delaying Higgins's trial against former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann by prejudicing potential jurors

Wilkinson’s speech reportedly contributed to delaying Higgins’s trial towards former political staffer Bruce Lehrmann by prejudicing potential jurors

Ms Higgins (above) will face Bruce Lehrmann in court on October 4 after accusing him of raping her in Parliament House in 2019

Ms Higgins (above) will face Bruce Lehrmann in court docket on October 4 after accusing him of raping her in Parliament Home in 2019

Justice McCallum stated publishers ought to bear in mind Lehrmann is but to be confirmed responsible in a court docket of legislation.

‘Even a dialogue of office tradition has to bop a fragile dance,’ she stated.

‘If the difficulty is the remedy of an allegation, it’s extremely tough to have that debate with out commenting on applicable remedy on the assumed premise that the allegation is true.’

Community 10 introduced on Wednesday it employed high-profile lawyer Matthew Collins on behalf of the Community and Wilkinson simply hours after Dr Collins criticised Wilkinson’s speech on rival Chanel Seven’s Dawn morning present.

‘It is definitely attainable that the authorities might be trying on the speech she made to the Logies and assessing (whether or not) that speech went towards the usual which applies on this department of the legislation,’ Dr Collins stated. 

‘That commonplace is, did something that she did generally tend to intrude with the administration of justice?’

It’s unclear if Wilkinson might be charged with contempt of court docket however it’s understood that she ought to have been made conscious of any penalties by the shut of enterprise on Thursday. 

Community Ten it ‘absolutely helps Lisa Wilkinson’ and confirmed Dr was employed to characterize it and Wilkinson.

Network 10 said it 'fully supports' Wilkinson following her Logies speech (above) late Sunday night for her interview with Ms Higgins days after she went public with her allegations she was raped at Parliament House

Community 10 stated it ‘absolutely helps’ Wilkinson following her Logies speech (above) late Sunday night time for her interview with Ms Higgins days after she went public together with her allegations she was raped at Parliament Home

‘Each Community 10 and Lisa Wilkinson take their authorized obli­gations very critically, together with within the preparation and supply of her speech given on the Logies occasion,’ a spokeswoman advised information.com.au.

‘In mild of the persevering with proceedings, it will be inappropriate to remark additional right now.’

Wilkinson’s Logies speech late Sunday night time was watched by hundreds of thousands of viewers moments after successful a Logie for her interview with Ms Higgins days after the previous Liberal staffer went public together with her allegations she was raped at Parliament Home by a colleague in 2019.