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Australian court upholds Geoffrey Rush’s defamation payout

Seattle Times Thursday, 2 July 2020
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court on Thursday rejected a newspaper publisher’s appeal against Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush’s $2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation. Three Federal Court judges ruled that articles published by Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper in 2017 conveyed the imputation that Rush was a pervert and that the […]
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The bosses of an Australian newspaper group have lost their appeal over a hefty defamation pay-out to Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush.

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