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Windies star Chris Gayle wins defamation case against Fairfax in Australia, awarded $319k in damages

International cricketer Chris Gayle has been awarded $319,000 (NZD) for being defamed in articles claiming he exposed himself to a female massage therapist.

In October 2017, a NSW Supreme Court jury found in favour of Gayle, who sued Fairfax Media over articles published in January 2016.

The four jurors found Fairfax had not established that Gayle had exposed himself to masseuse Leanne Russell in the team dressing room during a Sydney training session at the 2015 World Cup.

They also found Fairfax was motivated by malice.

Justice Lucy McCallum today awarded $319,000 in damages.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31:  Chris Gayle of the West Indies bats during a T20 match between ICC World XI and West Indies at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 31, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)
Chris Gayle of the West Indies bats during a T20 match between ICC World XI and West Indies at Lord's Cricket Ground. Source: Getty


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