Lisa Wilkinson not 'trying to attack' Karl Stefanovic with new memoir

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Lisa Wilkinson is already making headlines with some of the revelations set to come out of her upcoming tell-all memoir, but insists she isn't 'trying to attack' her former Today show co-host Karl Stefanovic.

In extracts already published by The Sunday Telegraph from her autobiography, It Wasn't Meant to Be Like This, Lisa details her final days at Channel Nine, and claims she received the 'cold shoulder' from Karl.

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Lisa Wilkinson is 'trying to attack' Karl Stefanovic with new memoir. Photo: Instagram

But the 61-year-old, who now co-hosts The Project, has said her memoir isn't an attack and she is simply just "not keeping men's secrets anymore".

"What’s out there at the moment looks like I am trying to attack Karl, but as you know in the book, that’s not what I’m doing," she told The Herald Sun.

"I’m just not keeping men’s secrets anymore. I think, as women, when we do that all we do is strengthen the boys’ club and we do women a disservice."

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She also told the publication she's been 'overwhelmed' by messages and calls from friends and other female journalists, who have had their own experiences with the 'boys' club'.

Taking to Instagram before the extract was released, Lisa wrote: "At the end, there were people I thought I could trust, who let me down.

"And yet, I now know that it was all meant to happen for a really important reason."

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Lisa says she is simply addressing the 'boys club' . Photo: Channel nine

It comes after Lisa opened up about being "humiliated" and "betrayed" by former employer Nine when she was "dismissed" from her role.

Speaking to Hamish MacDonald on The Project, Lisa shared what it was really like for her to be told she no longer had a job after attempting to close the gender pay gap on the show.

For 10 long years, Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic were the darlings of breakfast TV being the co-hosts of Channel 9's premiere morning show Today.

That changed in 2017 when Lisa unexpectedly and abruptly left her job at Channel 9.

"I have some news," Lisa said on Twitter on October 16, 2017, "I’m sad to say that today was my last day on @thetodayshow."

And it seemed the news at the time caught Karl off-guard too. "For 10 years, she handled the brutal hours with grace, beauty and intelligence and a wicked sense of humour," he said on air of his cohost's departure. "For whatever reason, she won't be doing that anymore."

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