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Australian newspaper loses appeal against Geoffrey Rush defamation payout

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

An Australian court has rejected a newspaper publisher's appeal against Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush's 2.9 million Australian dollars payout for defamation.
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Geoffrey Rush case: Daily Telegraph and Nationwide News lose defamation appeal against actor

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Oscar winner to be awarded full $2.9m in damages after judges reject all publisher's grounds of appeal The Daily Telegraph will have to pay actor Geoffrey Rush a record $2.9m in damages after the Sydney tabloid lost its appeal against a historic defamation ruling. The newspaper, and its publisher, Nationwide News, had challenged a federal court decision from April 2019 that found claims conveyed in two of its news articles from 2017 that the Oscar winner had behaved inappropriately towards a colleague were not credible.
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Nationwide News loses appeal in Geoffrey Rush defamation case

Nationwide News loses appeal in Geoffrey Rush defamation case

1 month ago   |   By NME

The Daily Telegraph's parent body, Nationwide News, has lost its appeal against the Geoffrey Rush defamation case's verdict. The Australian federal court upheld its original decision today , ordering that the news organisation pay the actor $2.87million AUD in damages. The sum is the largest defamation payout awarded to an individual in Australian legal history.
The case relates to a story published by The Daily Telegraph in 2017. The article alleged that Rush behaved inappropriately towards co-star Eryn Jean Norvill during The Sydney Theatre Company's 2015-16 production of King...
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Geoffrey Rush appeal: Daily Telegraph and Nationwide News lose defamation case against actor - live news

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Actor to be awarded full $2.9m in damages after judges reject all publisher's grounds of appeal, including for a retrial, that costs be reduced and that it defamed Rush. Follow the latest updates 1.35am BST The appeal judges also upheld the trial judge's ruling that Norvill's social interactions with Rush contradicted some of her testimony. The original judgment listed three things: one was that Norvill went to a play with Rush and had dinner with him, one was that Norvill invited Rush to a Christmas party at her parents' home, and one was that she sent an “affectionate” email to him, two...
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The Daily Telegraph LOSES appeal against $2.9MILLION Geoffrey Rush defamation claim

The Daily Telegraph LOSES appeal against $2.9MILLION Geoffrey Rush defamation claim

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

Three judges have dismissed an appeal by Nationwide News against a finding it defamed Geoffrey Rush and against the awarding of $2.9 million in damages.
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