Chris Gayle wins defamation case against Fairfax

West Indian Cricketer Chris Gayle has won his defamation battle against Fairfax Media after a New South Wales Supreme Court jury found the newspapers acted in malice.

The four-person jury, of three women and one man, also found  Fairfax did not establish that Chris Gayle intentionally exposed himself or indecently propositioned a woman in 2015.

Mr Gayle congratulated his legal team after the verdict saying “a win is better than any damages” and “I’m a good man”.


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Earlier, Fairfax had defended the articles on two bases, including the allegations were true.

They pleaded the defence of qualified privilege, which requires a publisher to show defamatory articles were of public interest and argued it acted reasonably.

Damages are expected to be substantial.

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