Lisa Wilkinson skips hosting The Project after disastrous Logies speech

Lisa Wilkinson has cancelled her appearances on The Project for the week as  Network Ten threatens defamation action against other media outlets following the fallout of her controversial Logies speech.

The Project co-host 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.

The acceptance speech has forced the rape trial which was due to start next week to be rescheduled until October and could result in Wilkinson being charged with contempt of court.

She has faced a wrath of public scrutiny since the speech with thousands of Australians calling for to resign. 

Wilkinson was noticbly absent from her hosting gig on Channel 10 on Thursday night, despite being scheduled to appear.

She was instead replaced by co-host Georgie Tunny who appeared alongside fellow Logies winner Tony Armstrong, but there was no mention…

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