Windies bats­man awarded dam­ages

Cyprus Today - - SPORT -

WEST In­dies bats­man Chris Gayle has been awarded £173,000 in dam­ages more than a year af­ter win­ning a defama­tion case against Aus­tralian pub­lisher Fair­fax Me­dia.

Ar­ti­cles pub­lished in the Syd­ney Morn­ing Her­ald, The Age and the Can­berra Times re­ported al­le­ga­tions the 39-year-old had ex­posed him­self to a fe­male mas­sage ther­a­pist.

A jury in Syd­ney in Oc­to­ber 2017 ruled the claims were not true and that their pub­li­ca­tion by Fair­fax Me­dia was mo­ti­vated by mal­ice.

Gayle’s le­gal team ar­gued that Fair­fax jour­nal­ists wanted to “de­stroy” the crick­eter.

New South Wales Supreme Court Jus­tice Lucy Mc­Cal­lum made the award.

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