Lisa Wilkinson was warned her Logies speech could jeopardise a rape trial but went ahead with it anyway before her decision backfired spectacularly and the judge delayed the case.
Brittany Higgins’ accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann was granted a temporary stay in the ACT Supreme Court on Tuesday after his lawyer said a jury trial would be ‘untenable’ following the reporting of The Project host’s winning speech.
Chief Justice Lucy McCallum told the court the journalist had previously sought advice on whether the speech was appropriate.
Ms Wilkinson met with the Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold on June 15 to discuss the evidence that she would give at the trial.
At the end of the meeting, Ms Wilkinson was asked if she had any questions and mentioned she had been nominated…
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