Corby family wins $1 million defamation suit

SCHAPELLE Corby’s family has been awarded close to $1 million in damages, after suing the publishers of a book which claimed they were heavily involved in a drug ring.

The book Sins of the Father by Eamonn Duff, published by Allen & Unwin, alleged Corby’s father Mick was behind a drug syndicate involving his daughter Mercedes, son Michael and wife Rosleigh Rose.

Mercedes was awarded $175,000, her brother received $150,000 and their mother received $190,000.


Allen & Unwin was also ordered to pay approximately $400,000 in legal costs.

The book alleged Mr Corby often purchased marijuana from a drug ring and that Queensland police had been informed two weeks prior to Corby’s arrest in Bali in 2004 that her father would attempt to send drugs into Indonesia.

Corby was convicted of smuggling marijuana into Bali in 2005.

She was released on parole in February, 2014 but must remain in Indonesia until July 2017.