Friday, April 18, 2003
Alan Jones found guilty of defamation.
Sacked NSW policewoman Lola Scott was defamed by broadcaster Alan Jones during two on-air attacks about police corruption, a jury found.
Ms Scott, who controversially lost her job last December, sued Mr Jones and radio station 2UE in the NSW Supreme Court over broadcasts made in July and August 2001.
The jury of four men took one-and-a-half hours to return the verdict finding in favour of nine out of the 11 imputations raised by Ms Scott's barrister, Stuart Littlemore, QC.
Quite bloody right. The amount of political clout people like Jones wield is ridiculous and I'm in favour of them being reminded there are limits to what people can get away with.