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Lisa Wilkinson logies speech criticised court, bruce lehrmann wife wikipedia

Lisa Wilkinson logies speech criticised court, bruce lehrmann wife wikipedia
Justice McCallum said that Lisa Wilkinson's speech made it hard to tell the difference between an accusation and guilt.

Lisa Wilkinson's Logies speech was criticized in court, and the trial of Brittany Higgins could be put off.

Lisa Wilkinson, the host of The Project, has been criticized in court for a speech she gave after winning a Logie for her coverage of Brittany Higgins' claims that she was raped.

Lisa Wilkinson, the host of The Project, has been criticized in court for a speech she gave after winning a Logie for her coverage of Brittany Higgins' claims that she was raped.

ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum said Wilkinson's speech on Sunday night "completely erased" the line between an accusation and a finding of guilt.

Lawyers for Bruce Lehrmann, who is charged with one count of sex without consent in connection with an incident that happened late at night at Parliament House in March 2019, tried again on Tuesday to delay the case because of all the attention the speech got before the trial.

Mr. Lehrmann has said that he is not guilty and has told the police that he did not have sexual relations with Ms. Higgins.

Lawyers for Mr. Lehrmann filed the lawsuit this week, after his speech at the Logies.

"Your Honor, I didn't need to make this speech," lawyer Steve Whybrow said.

Justice McCallum slammed the media for how they covered the speech and said that the difference between an accusation and guilt had been "erased."

"What worries me most about this latest round is that the discussion on Sunday and Monday wiped out the difference between an accusation and a finding of guilt," she said.

Justice McCallum also told people not to mix up Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame, who was once named Australian of the Year.
Justice McCallum also told people not to mix up Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame, who was once named Australian of the Year.

She said that the public had confused Ms. Higgins' allegation with the work of former Australian of the Year Grace Tame, even though Ms. Tame's work led to a man being convicted. "The implicit premise of (Lisa Wilkinson's) speech is to celebrate the truth of the story she exposed," she said.

"Grace Tame was talking about what happened to her after the man was found guilty and did his time in jail," she said.

"Tame's most important contribution to the law was to say, 'The jury knows what he did, the public knows what he did, but I can't talk about it because the law says I can't out myself.'"

Miss Higgins is put in the same group as the other characters. "And she isn't," said Justice McCallum.

"Right now, she doesn't fit into that group. This is what worries me most about the last round."

Ms. Wilkinson would be a witness at the trial, the Supreme Court was told.

On Monday, the Director of Public Prosecutions for the ACT, Shane Drumgold, said that Ms. Wilkinson's Logies speech was just a "rehash" of things she had said before.

"It's hard, it's all bad, and it's all unpleasant, but the most unpleasant thing is that (a comment made on the radio show Jonesy and Amanda during coverage of Ms. Wilkinson's speech) is a direct statement of guilt that they have extrapolated from what Miss Wilkinson said," Mr. Drumgold said today.

Justice McCallum said that there was no need for Ms. Higgins to be mentioned in Ms. Wilkinson's speech.
Justice McCallum said that there was no need for Ms. Higgins to be mentioned in Ms. Wilkinson's speech.

The Supreme Court turned down a previous request to stop the case.

Justice McCallum said that Ms. Wilkinson's speech basically said, "Not only do I believe her, but she's brave and amazing, and she's the most important thing that's ever happened to me, and I'm proud of bringing forward her allegation."

Justice McCallum said, "We know that the accused has given a recorded interview in which he denies that there was any sexual activity."

She said that it was likely that the defense would focus on the complainant's honesty as the main point of the case.

"It's also likely, because it happens a lot in court, that the line and cross-examination will be about something else," she said.

"Whether you did it for fame, attention, money, or because you put yourself in a corner you couldn't get out of, we'll look into other reasons. Aside from that, that's what happened that night."

During a hearing on Tuesday to look at a new request to delay the trial, Ms. McCallum said she had "made a mistake" by putting her faith in the law of contempt and the media.

"Wouldn't it be safer to put off the trial?" McCallum asked the question.

Mr. Whybrow said on Monday that Ms. Wilkinson's speech was looked up more than 800,000 times just on Monday.

Brittany Higgins' trial for rape could be put off even longer because of a request for a temporary stay made after Lisa Wilkinson's speech at the Logies.
Brittany Higgins' trial for rape could be put off even longer because of a request for a temporary stay made after Lisa Wilkinson's speech at the Logies.

He also said that reactions on Twitter and Instagram, as well as a radio show and other news sources, showed that people were very interested in the trial before it started.

He said that his client didn't want to hold up the process.

Mr. Whybrow said, "He (Lehrmann) wants to fight, but he wants a fair trial."

This year, Justice McCallum gave a "straightforward" warning that the trial could be put off or not happen at all.

She told the ACT Supreme Court, "A man has been accused of a very serious crime that can only be tried by a jury."

"Everyone in this country knows the rules about being rude."

If you say something before a criminal trial that could make it harder for justice to be done and, in particular, for an accused man to get a fair trial, you could be charged with contempt.

She said she told people to be careful in a "strong" way.

"If I could put it more plainly, the greater the chance that the prosecution will be stopped, the more people talk about this case," she said.

At 2 p.m. today, Justice McCallum will say whether or not a stay will be given.

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