Clementine Ford wins defamation suit against Sydney Morning Herald and Age

Newspapers agree to pay former columnist around $60,000, including $20,000 in legal costs, in response to comments made by the mastheads’ executive editor

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The Sydney Morning Herald and the Age newspapers will pay former columnist Clementine Ford roughly $60,000, after defamation proceedings over comments from the mastheads’ executive editor.

On Tuesday, the federal court entered a judgment in favour of Ford in the proceedings she launched against the former Fairfax newspapers now owned by Nine, and Tory Maguire, the executive editor, with the order that Ford be paid $39,000 – an amount the parties had agreed to by compromise.

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Law (Australia) | The Guardian