Justice confirms millionaire compensation to Geoffrey Rush for defamation

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THE Australian Federal Court dismissed the appeal by Nationwide News, the owner of the Daily Telegraph and a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, against a decision dated May 2019 that forced the company to pay Rush about 2.9 million Australian dollars (1.8 million euros).

The three judges at the plenary session of the Federal Court indicated that they are not “convinced that there was an error by the judge” who examined the first case, considering that the compensation could have been even greater, according to the decision published on the judicial portal.

THE actor Australian, who received an Oscar for “Shine”, sued the company and Nationwide News journalist Jonathan Moran for two articles published in November 2017, in which he was accused of “inappropriate behavior” with a actress not identified.

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