Gayle gets USD 221,000 in harms in maligning suit against Fairfax media

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Chris Gayle, West Indies batsman, who, in October 2017, had won in his criticism suit against Fairfax Media in connection to charges against profane presentation before a female masseur, has now been granted a whole of 300,000 Australian dollars (proportionate to US $ 221,000) by a New South Wales court.

Equity Lucy McCallum read out the remuneration subtle elements on Monday (December 3), 13 months after the cricketer was considered to have not have acted in a revolting way amid the 2015 Cricket Word Cup, which was co-facilitated by Australia and New Zealand. In their decision, the four-part jury board had presumed that Fairfax had neglected to build up any evidence that the West Indian star had acted in an objecting way before the female masseur. The demonstration was said to be submitted in the West Indian changing area amid the group’s instructional course in Sydney and was generally detailed in a few articles by set up papers, including Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times and Melbourne Age.

The jury had likewise dismissed Fairfax’s cases that they had acted sensibly as a media organsisation and that the articles that were distributed was in compliance with common decency and in broad daylight intrigue. Dismissing the thought, the judge said the articles were abusive to the star cricketer and it “went to the core of Mr Gayle’s expert life as a batsman.” The judge however concurred with Fairfax’s cases that the claims made against Mr. Gayle wasn’t of genuine nature.

“In light of the jury’s decision I am required to evaluate harms on the premise that the charge of disgusting presentation was not valid and that the attribution of such lead was extremely harming to Mr. Gayle’s notoriety,” Justice McCullum said on Monday while conveying her decision.

Responding to the choice, Fairfax media, said they will test the decision. “The jury was deceived in a way that partial Fairfax and Fairfax did not get a reasonable preliminary,” a representative said.

 

Reference:
https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/105441/gayle-wins-usd-221000-in-damages-in-defamation-suit-against-fairfax-media

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