Bruce Lehrmann trial for alleged Brittany Higgins rape delayed after Lisa Wilkinson Logies speech

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By Blake Foden
Updated June 21 2022 - 1:11pm, first published 5:55am
A speech given by Lisa Wilkinson, centre, prompted Bruce Lehrmann, right, to seek a stay of his trial over the alleged rape of Brittany Higgins, left. Pictures: Karleen Minney, Sylvia Liber, Supplied

The trial of Brittany Higgins' accused rapist has been delayed after a "crowing" journalist ignored a prosecutor's warning and gave a televised speech, which generated publicity with the power to "obliterate" the distinction between an allegation and proof of guilt.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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