Lisa Wilkinson’s Logies appearance last weekend caused a rape trial delay, but months ago another woman showed how a speech on the same subject should be done.
The story of Brittany Higgins’ alleged rape was broken in February 2021 – by Samantha Maiden in print and on Channel 10’s The Project by Wilkinson.
Maiden and Wilkinson both won awards for their work, but their acceptance speeches were in marked contrast.
Wilkinson’s thanking of Higgins for her ‘courage’ caused the high profile rape trial to be postponed, but Maiden’s made it clear ‘this is a matter before the courts and … there is a man who has pleaded not guilty’.
Lisa Wilkinson is pictured holding the Logie award she won last Sunday. Her speech at the awards caused a rape trial to be postponed and raised concerns of contempt
In June 2021, Maiden won an Our Watch award, last November she won a Kennedy award and in February she won the prestigious Gold Walkley.
She hadn’t expected to win and didn’t prepare…