Australian newspapers lose Chris Gayle masseuse defamation enchantment

An Australian media group on Tuesday misplaced an enchantment towards an Aus$300,000 (US$211,000) defamation payout to West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle after claiming he uncovered his genitals to a masseuse.

Gayle was accused by former media group Fairfax, which on the time was writer of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, of exposing his penis and indecently propositioning the girl in a dressing room in the course of the 2015 World Cup in Sydney.

Gayle vigorously denied the allegations, claiming the journalists behind the collection of tales printed within the newspapers in 2016 have been out to “destroy him”.

He gained the defamation case in October final 12 months after jurors discovered Fairfax was motivated by malice and had failed to ascertain a defence of reality.

The writer appealed the case arguing it didn’t obtain a good trial and the choose ought to have discharged the jury after Gayle’s barrister attacked the credibility of the therapeutic massage therapist.

Gayle additionally appealed the scale of his payout, searching for a rise. A New South Wales courtroom dismissed each appeals.

Gayle triggered a stir in Australia in 2016 previous to the Fairfax tales being printed when he tried to flirt with a presenter on stay TV, asking her out for a drink and telling her: “Don’t blush, child.”

After profitable his courtroom case final 12 months, he tried to spark a bidding battle for a tell-all interview, promising that “after I break this right down to y’all will probably be like a film”.

“Biding (sic) begins at US$300Ok for this interview! A lot to say & I’ll!” he tweeted to his then 3.75 million followers.

Fairfax newspapers at the moment are owned by industrial broadcaster 9 Leisure, which bought the media firm final 12 months.



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