Sky News host Rita Panahi has called for Lisa Wilkinson be prosecuted with contempt of court as calls grow for her to be sacked following her Logies speech.
Panahi has insisted legal action be taken against The Project co-host accusing her of ‘a***hattery’ and acting like someone who ‘believes the law doesn’t apply to her’.
‘A high school media studies student could’ve told Wilkinson, and the entire brains trust at Ten, that the speech was out of bounds,’ she wrote in a scathing column for Herald Sun.
Wilkinson is under heavy fire after she mentioned alleged rape victim Brittany Higgins in her speech moments after winning the Outstanding News Coverage Logie award for her one-of-one interview with the former ministerial staffer in 2021.
‘Wilkinson isn’t some inexperienced intern who didn’t know any better; she is a media veteran in her 60s well aware that her speech could undermine the accused, Bruce Lehrmann, receiving a fair trial,’ Panahi wrote.
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