Chris Gayle Awarded $300,000 Defamation Payout
International cricketer Chris Gayle has been awarded $300,000 for being defamed in articles claiming he exposed himself to a female massage therapist.
In October 2017, a NSW Supreme Court jury found in favour of Gayle, who sued Fairfax Media over articles published in January 2016.
The four jurors found Fairfax had not established that Gayle had exposed himself to masseuse Leanne Russell in the team dressing room during a Sydney training session at the 2015 World Cup.
They also found Fairfax was motivated by malice.
Justice Lucy McCallum on Monday awarded $300,000 in damages.