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Actor Geoffrey Rush wins largest ever Australian defamation payout

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By ANGELA WEISS

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A Rupert Murdoch entity has been found guilty of a "recklessly irresponsible piece of sensationalist journalism." I am shocked! Shocked, I tell you!!

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"recklessly irresponsible piece of sensationalist journalism".

Makes you wonder how many other cases of this type will now collapse because of this as a precedent? Gives credence to the saying "never let the truth get in the way of a good story"

Journalists used to have integrity and a sense of professionalism about things, I think now they are the ones that need to be thrown over the coals. Not everything is in the public interest and certainly not if its a blatant lie!

The Telegraph should publish a full page apology and turn in the journalist and editors responsible into to the authorities so they can face questions on professional misconduct! They are the criminal snot Mr Rush!

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Nobody wins in this case.

Geoffrey Rush will be forever tarred with the accusation, even if it was defeated in court; his accuser will be forever identified as a young woman whose assertions permanently damaged another actor's career - she will struggle to find work after such notoriety.

Meanwhile, the genuinely guilty party - Rupert Murdoch and his notoriously sensationalist and fallacious "news" services - will pay out the paltry (for him) sum of $2 million and blithely go on distorting the truth and wrecking people's lives for money.

He shames the very concept of journalism.

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He should have won an award for his role as Captain Barbossa in Pirates.

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Well done to him. And shame and disgrace on those “victims” who thought they could ride the metoo bandwagon to riches. This is a win on so many levels

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Want to send  Rupert Murdoch a message? Stop buying his publications...

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