Gayle not guilty

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SYD­NEY: West Indies bats­man Chris Gayle won a defama­tion case against an Aus­tralian me­dia com­pany in the New South Wales Supreme Court yes­ter­day over an al­leged in­ci­dent dur­ing the 2015 World Cup. The jury found Fair­fax me­dia had failed to es­tab­lish the truth of a se­ries of re­ports it ran al­leg­ing the 103-Test crick­eter had ex­posed him­self to a masseuse dur­ing the tour­na­ment. It also found Fair­fax had failed to es­tab­lish that the al­le­ga­tion Gayle had propo­si­tioned the masseuse was “sub­stan­tially true”. “At the end of the day I’m very, very happy,” Gayle said out­side the court. “I’m a good man. I’m not guilty.” The jury also found that Fair­fax was mo­ti­vated by “mal­ice” in pub­lish­ing the sto­ries. A hear­ing over the amount of dam­ages will be held at a later date.

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