24.com – Sydney – West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle on Monday won a $221 000 payout from an Australian media group which claimed he exposed his genitals to a massage therapist.

Summary

  • Sydney – West Indies cricket star Chris Gayle on Monday won a $221 000 payout from an Australian media group which claimed he exposed his genitals to a massage therapist.
  • The all-rounder was accused by Fairfax Media, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, in a series of stories in the newspapers in 2016.
  • Gayle strenuously denied the allegations, claiming at the time that the journalists behind the story wanted to “destroy him”.
  • New South Wales Supreme Court Justice Lucy McCallum said in awarding the payout that being accused of such conduct was “very damaging to Mr Gayle’s reputation”, according to a report in Fairfax newspapers.
  • After winning the court case, Gayle tried to spark a bidding war for a tell-all interview on the case, promising that “when I break this down to y’all it will be like a movie”.


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