Chris Gayle deserves higher defamation payout, Australian court hears

Lawyer says the West Indies star, who was awarded $300,000, was hurt by the way his win was reported

The international cricketer Chris Gayle, who was awarded $300,000 in defamation damages, should receive more for being hurt by the way his win was reported by Fairfax Media, an appeal court has been told.

In October 2017, a New South Wales supreme court jury found in favour of the West Indies batsman, who sued Fairfax (now Nine Entertainment) for defamation over articles it published which claimed he exposed himself to a female massage therapist.

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