Chris Gayle awarded $300k in Fairfax defamation case

Last Updated: Dec 03 2018 12:45

CRICKET- West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has been awarded Australian $300,000 in damages after winning a defamation case against Fairfax Media.

Fairfax in a series of articles in 2016 accused Gayle of exposing himself to massage therapist Leanne Russell during the 2015 World Cup. Gayle launched defamation proceedings against Fairfax and won the case last year.

New South Wales Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum said those imputations were serious and “went to the heart of Mr Gayle’s professional life as a batsman”.

Fairfax Media said last year it intended to appeal the verdict, according to Fox Sports.