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Brett taking action against news ?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just came across this inside another article

    TEWART KEEN TO MOVE ON

    BRETT STEWART says he will consider becoming the face of league again - if he is offered the opportunity. ''I'd definitely think about it,'' he said. ''I'd have a long hard think. It's not something I asked for originally, but I'd cross that bridge if I come to it.'' Right now he is keen to right some of the wrongs. Stewart is facing a hefty pay day if his defamation case settles against News Limited. He had to wear a lot from sections of the media - including a front-page News Limited report that screamed he was ''too drunk to remember'' any of the events of the night - something that was totally incorrect. I spent half an hour with Stewart and his girlfriend, Jaime Baker, on Thursday and be sure they want justice when it comes to the way his story was reported. ''Yeah, some of the stuff that was published, I don't know where they get it from and I can't blame the public for what the media write or what was said. Around Manly it was all right. Quite a lot of people, they stayed loyal there. Anywhere else they seem to hate us.'' What Stewart struggled with was the knowing looks he got from people walking the street. ''In the past I'd think they'd be walking with their kids and they'd be pointing at me because I was Brett Stewart or whatever, but after these allegations when people were pointing or talking it was sort of paranoia I suppose … do they believe what they are reading? I did not have that problem before the allegations.'' Right now a holiday is on his mind. ''I'm looking forward to relaxing for a couple of months,'' he said.
     
  2. endzone

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    Zorba said on 2ky this morning that it is far from finished , so hopefully the club will do something.
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah I saw that and then saw he wrote it
    hope it is true and he succeeds
     
  4. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Zorba mentioned that whilst Brett and his family are looking forward to moving on, on the question of compensation/legal costs being returned to Stewart, he said that this was not the end of the story and there is more to come.
    Take from that what you will but messrs Kent, Masoud, Magnay, Wilson and co will have plenty of explaining to do if they want to avoid a financial settlement.
    I hope Brett takes these gutter trash journos for a motza. Then we might just start seeing a little bit of truth in NRL reporting.
    Actually holding journalists to account (for a change) on what they report will be a win for everyone bar the media outlets.
     
  5. G and R

    G and R New Member

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    This may explain why Brett has not received any apologies from any of the journo's.
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I found kiwi's article at:

    http://www.theage.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/ibrahim-ready-to-roar-on-roosters-20101002-161y9.html

    First I've heard of a defamation case, but that would be so good to see. Force the bastards to print a front page retraction.
     
  7. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    I thought Queen bitch Wilson might have put at least a paragraph in her Bec & Buzz Telegraph pages but not a thing from the mole.
     
  8. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    maybe they are all under legal advice to say nothing. Sick em brett
     
  9. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    Noticed the article was from Weidler/SMH.  Not sure how true it will be, especially since Magnay wrote for SMH too (right?).  But i guess if the majority were from News and that's where the worst 'reports' were from...
     
  10. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    They would be James....I can smell a huge defamation case coming.

    And I agree "sick em"...bastards deserve everything they get.
     
  11. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Didn't Brett's Dad Barry hint to DSM5 during a conversation a couple of weeks ago that something like this was on the cards?
     
  12. brookiegreg

    brookiegreg Active Member

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    Would be interesting if such a defamation case goes ahead - no shortage of source material for the lawyers and might be one of the more high profile cases in recent years.....

    But would not be so good if such a case distracts Brett (or Manly team) from thorough preparations for the 2011 footy season

    Yes SER8 force em to print front page retraction AND pay substantial compensation for damage to reputation, loss of sponsorship earnings etc etc
     
  13. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    Didn't Brett's Dad Barry hint to DSM5 during a conversation a couple of weeks ago that something like this was on the cards?
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    He said Brett father was non too pleased with the NRL and David Gallop in particular. I don't recall anything to do with lawsuits though.
     
  14. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Didn't Brett's Dad Barry hint to DSM5 during a conversation a couple of weeks ago that something like this was on the cards?
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    He said Brett father was non too pleased with the NRL and David Gallop in particular. I don't recall anything to do with lawsuits though.
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    There is definately a case I reckon, we are all witnesses here
     
  15. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Go Brett!!!!
     
  16. Eagle Bug

    Eagle Bug New Member

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    If it were not for certain statements in a certain newspaper the case would never gone as far as it did........millions, several millions is the only just outcome here as well as the hunting down and destruction of a certain News Limited plant in the NRL

    When will we be rid of all vestiges of this gutter corrupt organisation.....???
     
  17. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Whole heartedly agree with every comment here. I'm sure Zorba not only said this morning this matter was far from over, but that the outcome being sought will be to the benefit of all high profile people when allegations are made.
     
  18. zzz

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    This is good news, and I'm sure he will have a lot of support from other players, not only from Manly.  Some may think this could damage the game, but in my opinion it's necessary.  It's not fair that league players are such an easy target for the media, and the NRL need to be sent a clear message that they should be more supportive of players.  I hope any legal case takes aim at Gallop and the journalist scum.  Lets see what it's like for them when the shoe's on the other foot
     
  19. manlywarringah

    manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If anyone has foxtel, i just noticed that they are using Rebecca Wilson as part of their swimming coverage.

    I turned over that fast i didn't hear a word she said. Thank god channel 10 are doing the swimming.

    I emailed foxtel and voiced my disgust at them using her.

    enquiries@foxtel.com.au :mad:
     
  20. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wouldn't piss on that bitch if she was on fire.
     

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