Australian newspapers lose Chris Gayle masseuse defamation enchantment


An Australian media group on Tuesday misplaced an enchantment towards an AUD 300,000 ($ 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 Sydney through the 2015 World Cup.

Gayle vigorously denied the allegations, claiming the journalists behind the sequence of tales revealed within the newspapers in 2016 had been out to “destroy him”.

He received the defamation case in October final yr after jurors discovered Fairfax was motivated by malice and had failed to determine a defence of reality.

The writer appealed the case arguing it didn’t obtain a good trial and the decide 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, looking for a rise.

A New South Wales courtroom dismissed each appeals.

Gayle prompted a stir in Australia in 2016 previous to the Fairfax tales being revealed 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 successful his courtroom case final yr, he tried to spark a bidding conflict for a tell-all interview, promising that “once I break this all the way down to y’all it is going to be like a film”.

“Biding (sic) begins at USD 300Okay for this interview! A lot to say & I’ll!” he tweeted to his then three.75 million followers.

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