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A former Channel 10 weatherman has doubled down on his attack on Lisa Wilkinson, tweeting a foul-mouthed tirade about her notorious Logies speech.
'Just accept ya F-ing little trophy and F off!,' Tim Bailey tweeted, in reference to the controversial host of The Project.
And this time, Bailey has left his message up on the Twitter social media site, unlike his Tuesday night tweet, which he quickly took down.
In the previous comment, Bailey ripped into his former colleague, calling her a 'big head', while news anchor Sandra Sully and Sunrise presenter Natalie Barr also joined the pile-on.
'Hey Lisa, pull ya head in,' Bailey said in his now-deleted previous message. 'I know this might be difficult, because it is a very big head. But please try.'
Lisa Wilkinson is pictured giving her Logies speech on Sunday night, where she thanked Brittany Higgins for sharing her story of an alleged sexual assault
Fellow TV industry professionals have turned on Wilkinson as the fallout from her now-infamous Logies speech boils over at Channel 10.
Wilkinson's comments about Brittany Higgins caused ACT Chief Justice Lucy McCallum to order a delay in the trial of the former political staffer's accused rapist, Bruce Lehrmann.
That led long-time 10 weather presenter Bailey to call out Wilkinson on Tuesday night.
As well as calling her a 'big head' and saying 'Hey Lisa, pull ya head in,' Bailey added: '#LisaWilkinson #Logies2022 #carparkthief'.
Former Channel 10 weatherman Tim Bailey's tweet (pictured) calling out his ex-colleague Lisa Wilkinson with a foulmouthed quote from English comedian Ricky Gervais
Legendary 10 news anchor Sandra Sully also liked a tweet from showbusiness reporter Peter Ford blasting Wilkinson's speech. That message said: 'Such serious consequences from Lisa Wilkinson... if only she'd stuck to silly stories like the paparazzi who stalked her in Chapel St.'
Despite the uproar, there were signs Wilkinson is still in denial over the serious consequences of her actions, with the host liking a tweet which said her Logies comments had 'nothing to do with the accused. If the courts don't recognise the difference, they are part of the problem'.
Ironically, Wilkinson last year called for discretion in relation to commenting on the case.
'Naming the man on social media & passing judgement could have dire consequences for the outcome of any trial,' she tweeted.
Former Channel 10 weather presenter Tim Bailey called Lisa Wilkinson a 'big head' in a now deleted tweet
Tim Bailey is pictured on November 9, 2017 in Sydney. In a now deleted Twitter post, he told former Channel 10 colleague Lisa Wilkinson to 'pull ya head in'
Separately, Sunrise presenter Natalie Barr expressed disbelief on the breakfast TV show on Wednesday, saying Seven always runs stories by their lawyers before going to air.
'You know, we have our own lawyers, we often consult them before we put a story to air, would this have been the case where Channel 10's lawyers should have stepped in and lawyered this speech?'
'Network 10 acknowledges the ruling by Chief Justice McCallum and fully supports Lisa Wilkinson.
'Both Network 10 and Lisa Wilkinson take their legal obligations very seriously, including in the preparation and delivery of her speech given at the Logies event.
'In light of the continuing proceedings, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.'
Higgins' accused rapist Bruce Lehrmann was granted a temporary stay in the ACT Supreme Court on Monday, after his lawyer said a jury trial would be 'untenable' following the reporting of Wilkinson's speech.
Justice McCallum told the ACT Supreme Court that recent media publicity had prejudged Lehrmann's right to a fair trial.
'The case has accordingly attracted a level of attention in the media … that while not unprecedented, is certainly extreme,' she said on Tuesday.
'Extensive media reporting of alleged criminal conduct is not mischievous in