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Gayle wins defamation case against Australian media group

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SYDNEY: Chris Gayle, the stat cricketer of West Indian team won a defamation case against an Australian media group Fairfaz Media newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald.

The lurid accusations were made by Fairfax Media newspapers The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times in a series of stories in January last year claimed that the all-rounder exposed himself to team masseuse Leanne Russell in a dressing room at the 2015 World Cup in Sydney and indecently propositioned her.

Chris Gayle denied the allegations and the journalist behind this story wanted to destroy him as it is baseless allegations against him and they only try to destroy him mentally and making an abuse in the eyes of public.

Dwayne Smith, his teammate and who was in the changing room at the time also rejected the allegations against Chris Gayle.

The Supreme Court of NSW given the decision in favor of Gayle and finding Fairfax was motivated by malice.

Chris Gayle said that coming to court had been very emotional but now I am happy because I didn’t do anything wrong, I am good man, I am not guilty.

The publication of the stories followed an uproar after Gayle attempted to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV, asking her out for a drink and telling her: “Don´t blush, baby.”


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