Australian newspapers lose appeal in defamation case against Chris Gayle

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The Australian media group, Fairfax, has lost its appeal against a defamation payout of AUS$300,000 that was awarded to Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle by the Supreme Court of New South Wales last year.

The explosive opening batsman was accused by the media group of exposing himself to a female massage therapist in a dressing room during the 2015 world cup in Sydney.

Gayle won the defamation case in October last year after jurors found Fairfax was motivated by malice and had failed to establish a defence of truth.