Learn the previous Lisa Wilkinson tweet that PROVES she was very a lot conscious that speaking about Brittany Higgins in public may have dire ‘penalties’ – earlier than disastrous Logies speech
- Trial for Brittany Higgins’ accused rapist has been delayed after Logies speech
- Wilkinson tweeted final August urging customers not to discuss the case
- Bruce Lehrmann has pleaded not responsible to assaulting Ms Higgins in Canberra
- Ms Wilkinson thanked Ms Higgins in Logies speech for sharing her story
An previous tweet made by Lisa Wilkinson proves she was conscious that talking concerning the Brittany Higgins rape case may have ‘dire penalties’ for the trial.
Ms Higgins’ accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann was granted a brief keep within the ACT Supreme Court docket on Tuesday after his lawyer mentioned a jury trial could be ‘untenable’ after Ms Wilkinson’s Logies speech.
A tweet that has resurfaced from August final 12 months, exhibits The Challenge host asking social media customers to not talk about the allegations.
‘I implore everybody to respect what’s in play right here,’ she wrote.
‘Naming the person on social media and passing judgement may have dire penalties for the result of any trial.’
Ms Higgins’ accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann was granted a brief keep within the ACT Supreme Court docket on Tuesday after his lawyer mentioned a jury trial could be ‘untenable’ after Lisa Wilkinson’s Logies speech.
An previous tweet made by Lisa Wilkinson proves she was conscious that talking concerning the Brittany Higgins rape case may result in ‘dire penalties’ for the trial
Lehrmann has pleaded not responsible to assaulting Ms Higgins inside an workplace in Parliament Home in 2019 and was as a result of stand trial subsequent Monday.
However after Ms Wilkinson accepted her award and gave her now notorious speech, ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum agreed by ‘gritted enamel’ to delay the trial for a number of months.
Justice McCallum instructed the courtroom that latest media publicity had prejudged Lehrmann’s proper to a good trial.
‘The case has accordingly attracted a degree of consideration within the media … that whereas not unprecedented, is definitely excessive,’ she mentioned on Tuesday.
‘Intensive media reporting of alleged legal conduct is just not mischievous in itself.
Ms Wilkinson is pictured with Ms Higgins. Wilkinson gained a Logie for her reporting on Ms Higgins’ declare that she was raped in Parliament Home
‘What’s a possible mischief is media reporting of such points in such a means … it impacts the legal case.’
No date has been set for the trial, however the choose mentioned she desires it to be held this 12 months, with an October itemizing most likely offering sufficient time for publicity to dissipate.
Justice McCallum slammed Wilkinson’s speech, saying the road between an allegation and the discovering of guilt was ‘fully obliterated’ by what she mentioned.
Wilkinson gained a Logie for her reporting on Ms Higgins’ declare that she was raped in Parliament Home.
‘Your honour, this speech didn’t must be made,’ Lehrmann’s barrister Steve Whybrow mentioned.
Mr Whybrow launched the keep utility on Tuesday, following Wilkinson’s speech.
He mentioned a brief keep – primarily, a delay – was the one recourse to permit for a good trial so ‘antagonistic publicity can dissipate’.
‘It is untenable in my submission for a trial to be held below these circumstances presently,’ he mentioned.
The Supreme Court docket was instructed Wilkinson could be referred to as as a witness on the trial.
Bruce Lehrmann (pictured), is charged with sexual activity with out consent. He has pleaded not responsible to assaulting Brittany Higgins at Parliament Home in Canberra