Lisa Wilkinson has been given a set of “rules” she is required to adhere to while appearing on The Project during the trial for the alleged rape of former Liberal political staffer Brittany Higgins.

The former Liberal staffer’s court case began on October 4 in the ACT Supreme Court in which Bruce Lehrmann is accused of allegedly raping Ms Higgins.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges as the case continues.

The trial was delayed following The Project host’s explosive Logies speech in which she spoke about the case that she is due to give evidence at.

Since the case began, a source has claimed that Wilkinson has been given a set of “rules” she needs to follow as she appears on the Channel 10 news show.

One of the rules is that Wilkinson is not allowed to read the news headlines while the trial is going ahead, The Australian reported.

Another rule is that the host will not appear on The Project on the days that she is scheduled to give evidence.

Her co-hosts Waleed Aly and Carrie Bickmore are also advised not to engage in discussions about the case other than reading headlines.

Further to this, Wilkinson will continue to appear on the show on Sunday, Thursday and Friday.

Wilkinson has been the topic of conversation during the trial, including her husband Peter Fitzsimmons who offered to represent Ms Higgins.

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This article first appeared on OverSixty.