A TV legend who spent many years at Ten has fired off a scathing tweet directed at Lisa Wilkinson after her Logies speech led to a rape trial being delayed.
Legendary TV star Tim Bailey has taken one other swipe at his former colleague Lisa Wilkinson after her Logies speech sparked a delay within the Brittany Higgins trial.
In a unprecedented deleted tweet, longtime 10 weatherman Bailey addressed Wilkinson instantly: “Hey Lisa, pull ya head in,” he wrote.
“I do know this is perhaps troublesome, as a result of it’s a very large head. However please attempt.”
He doubled down late on Wednesday evening with one other brutal sledge, tweeting: “Ricky Gervais as soon as mentioned of awards: “Simply settle for ya F-ing little trophy and F off!” Good recommendation, yeah?’
Legendary Ten information anchor Sandra Sully additionally appreciated a crucial tweet from showbusiness reporter Peter Ford blasting Wilkinson’s speech.
“Such critical penalties from Lisa Wilkinson … if solely she’d caught to crazy tales just like the paparazzi who stalked her in Chapel St,” he posted.
Seven’s Dawn co-host Natalie Barr additionally expressed shock on-air on Wednesday morning that the contents of Wilkinson’s Logies speech could not have been vetted by authorized representatives.
“, we have now our personal attorneys, we frequently seek the advice of them earlier than we put a narrative to air,” she mentioned.
It comes amid experiences Wilkinson has referred to as upon the providers of a prime lawyer, simply hours after he mentioned her Logies speech concerning the Brittany Higgins case was “ill-advised”.
Matthew Collins, president of the Australian Bar Affiliation, advised Seven’s Dawn on Wednesday morning that The Undertaking host could also be in deep trouble following scathing feedback by ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum.
“It’s actually potential that the authorities can be speech she made to the Logies and assessing that speech went in opposition to the usual which applies on this department of the regulation,” Dr Collins mentioned.
“That normal is, did something that she did tend to intrude with the administration of justice?”
Inside 4 hours of his feedback on Dawn, Dr Collins was contacted by the Ten Community and Wilkinson, The Australian reported.
Ten confirmed that Dr Collins had been referred to as upon to symbolize the community and Wilkinson, including that Ten “totally helps Lisa Wilkinson”.
“Each Community 10 and Lisa Wilkinson take their authorized obligations very significantly, together with within the preparation and supply of her speech given on the Logies occasion,” a spokeswoman mentioned.
“In mild of the persevering with proceedings, it will be inappropriate to remark additional at the moment.”
Dr Collins added in his feedback on breakfast TV that members of mainstream media “perceive the chance inherent in speaking about circumstances that are about to go to trial earlier than courts, significantly critical, high-profile circumstances”.
“So clearly this was ill-advised,” he mentioned.
“The entire level is that everyone in our group dealing with a critical cost like that is entitled to the presumption of innocence, and that implies that going into the courtroom there needs to be no preconceptions somehow, in order that the jury simply sits and focuses actually keenly on the proof because it unfolds within the witness field, and places out of their thoughts something which they may have seen within the media, or God forbid and sometimes far worse, in social media.”
In the meantime, a resurfaced tweet has revealed Wilkinson was conscious of the hazard in mentioning Brittany Higgins’ trial nicely earlier than the Gold Logies on the weekend.
Wilkinson “utterly obliterated” the road between an allegation and a discovering of guilt, in keeping with Chief Justice McCallum, who subsequently postponed the trial of Higgins’ accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann.
However barely a 12 months in the past, Wilkinson tweeted that “naming the person on social media and passing judgment might have dire penalties for the result of any trial”.
“On the difficulty of the 26 yo man summonsed for an alleged sexual assault of a lady in Parliament Home in March 2019 can I implore everybody to respect what’s in play right here,” she tweeted in August 2021.
Underneath the ACT Legal Code, an individual could be charged with an offence in the event that they publish “one thing that would trigger a miscarriage of justice in a authorized continuing”.
Doing so deliberately carries a most penalty of 1000 penalty models, 10 years imprisonment or each, whereas doing so recklessly carries a most penalty of 700 penalty models, seven years imprisonment or each.
Justice McCallum mentioned she was making the order to delay the deliberate trial begin date on June 27 with “gritted tooth”. “Sadly … the latest publicity [of the speech] does, in my opinion, change the panorama,’’ she mentioned.
“Due to its immediacy, its depth and its capability to obliterate the essential distinction between an allegation that continues to be untested at regulation. For these causes, regrettably and with gritted tooth, I’ve concluded that the trial date of 27 June in direction of which the events have been rigorously steering should be vacated.”
Former Ten weatherman Tim Bailey publicly slammed Wilkinson in a since-deleted tweet, demanding the veteran journalist “pull (her) head in”.
Wilkinson gained the Logie for Most Excellent Information Protection or Public Affairs Report at Sunday’s Logie Awards for her reporting on the Higgins case.