Chris Gayle awarded US$220,000 in Fairfax Media case

By December 03, 2018

Windies batsman Chris Gayle was awarded US$220,000 in damages by an Australian court on Monday, just over a year after he won a defamation case against Fairfax media.

Gayle had filed suit against Fairfax media following reports in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and the Canberra Times in 2016 alleging that Gayle had exposed himself to a masseuse during the 2015 ICC World Cup.

In October 2017, a jury ruled in favour of the Windies batsman saying Fairfax media was motivated by malice.

"In light of the jury's verdict I am required to assess damages on the basis that the allegation of indecent exposure was not true and that the attribution of such conduct was very damaging to Mr Gayle's reputation," Justice McCallum said.

Fairfax Media said back then that they would appeal the judgement.

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