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.

Chris Gayle attends defamation case. Image: AAP

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.

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Justice Lucy McCallum on Monday awarded $300,000 in damages.