/ 21 June 2022

A spanner in the Higgins trial works

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

There could be another delay to the Brittany Higgins rape trial with the accused man raising concerns about Lisa Wilkinson’s speech at the Logies on Sunday night. The Project host won the gong for most outstanding news coverage or public affairs and said it was the most important story she’s worked on during her 40-year-long career. “As Brittany warned me before we went to air, her story would be seen by many of the most powerful people in this country not as a human problem but as a political problem.” Former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann, who was charged last year and has pleaded not guilty, is due to face the ACT Supreme Court next Monday. His lawyer says more than 800,000 people tuned in to the Logies, and Wilkinson’s speech has been widely shared on social media and news outlets, resulting in a wave of negative vibes for his client ahead of the jury trial. The judge will hear the application today.

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