Australian actor Geoffrey Rush wins record defamation payout

FILE PHOTO: Australian actor Geoffrey Rush reacts as he arrives at the Federal Court in Sydney, Australia, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded a A$2.8 million ($1.9 million) defamation payment against a News Corp tabloid, the largest defamation payout in Australian history, after it accused him in reports of inappropriate behaviour. Australia’s Federal Court ordered that an Australian arm of News Corp pay the Oscar-winning actor A$1.98 million […]

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