WEB DESK: Chris Gayle’s management has launched defamation action against Fairfax Media over allegations that he indecently exposed himself to a woman in Sydney during the World Cup last year.
The allegation arose following Gayle’s sexiest remarks in an interview with the Ten Network sports presenter Mel McLaughlin while playing for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League. The Renegades fined the cricketer $10,000 for the incident.
The allegations claims had taken place during a training session at the SCG before the start of the tournament which can be viewed as sufficient cause to hamper his existing contract with the Renegades.
“Chris Gayle has strongly denied allegations first published by Fairfax Media that he indecently exposed himself to a woman during last year’s World Cup in Sydney,” Gayle’s manager Simon Auteri said in a statement.
“Despite such denials Fairfax Media continues to publish the false and defamatory allegations which have received widespread re-publication in media throughout the world.
“As a result Chris Gayle has retained Mark O’Brien, a leading Australian media lawyer to immediately commence defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media.”