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Gayle wins defamation case in Australia

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 01:03

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle wins defamation case in Australia over an alleged incident during the 2015 World Cup.

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SENDING COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 30, 2017) (AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION - Broadcasters: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA Digital: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA .COM.AU INTERNET SITES / ANY INTERNET SITE OF ANY AUSTRALIAN BASED MEDIA ORGANISATIONS OR MOBILE PLATFORMS / AUSTRALIAN NVO CLIENTS / SMH.COM .AU / NEWS.COM.AU) 1. WEST INDIES CRICKET BATSMAN CHRIS GAYLE WALKING OUT OF COURT TO DOORSTOP 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WEST INDIES CRICKET BATSMAN CHRIS GAYLE SAYING: "You know, I came this far all the way from Jamaica to actually defend myself. Defend my name and my character as well, and at the end of the day I'm very, very happy it's actually come to a close now. But regardless of what, life was always going to go on for me. But I'm very thankful with what happened. I just want to thank the legal team, you know, they did a great job and it was really, really fantastic." 4. WHITE FLASH 5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WEST INDIES CRICKET BATSMAN CHRIS GAYLE SAYING: "Yeah, it was very emotional for me. To be criticised in such a manner and I'm glad the public actually got a chance, this was the first time I've actually been in a court as well, and I'm glad the public actually got a chance to actually read the things and can hear what actually has transpired in the courtroom as well. But at the end of the day, actions reveal itself. Like I said, I'm very thankful, I will just carry on with my normal life and just get back on the field." STORY: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle won a defamation case against an Australian media company in the New South Wales Supreme Court on Monday (October 30) over an alleged incident during the 2015 World Cup. After less than two hours of deliberation, 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" and found that Fairfax, which publishes The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers, was motivated by "malice" in publishing the stories. A hearing over the amount of damages will be held at a later date but the defence lawyer for Fairfax said he would be considering an appeal, local media reported.

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Gayle wins defamation case in Australia

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 01:03