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Stewart Wins Payout

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rusty, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    I noticed this snippet in an article on the SMH website

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    STEWART WINS PAYOUT

    BRETT STEWART was hammered by plenty of people in the media - none more than the News Ltd press. It was clear from early on to those who did some investigating that he was not guilty of what was being alleged and that the girl at the centre of the claims had some issues. That didn't stop the Daily Telegraph of accusing Stewart of sexually assaulting the girl. Well, it appears Stewart has been rewarded with quite a hefty defamation payout - the figure which has been leaked to me is $210,000. It sounds hefty, but no price can be put on the public scorn and anger he was wrongly subjected to throughout the entire ordeal. Stewart adopted a smart tactic of saying nothing to the media as the frenzy around him went on. Take it as fact he is still dirty on large slabs of the media. The money wont make him forget or forgive those who went after him without knowing what really happened, nor should he.

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    I would have submitted this as an article, but I have tried that dozens of times and never had one work thus far.

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/titans-hope-tv-deal-will-lure-idris-north-20110402-1cscs.html
     
  2. north coast eagle

    north coast eagle Active Member

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    Doesn't seem nearly enough to me.
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    $210,000 is that all is my question, the whole case was reported as over $400K
     
  4. Napa

    Napa Member

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    He shouldn't restrict himself to News Ltd. Surely Fairfax, through the efforts of Fitzsimons and Magnay in particular, defamed Snake too.....
     
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm sure that figure is understated.  I well remember them knocking back a sum in the vicinity of 400K.  They are being advised by an astute legal team so I'd be skeptical of anything in the papers related to money paid out.  These matters are also governed by strict confidentiality clauses. 
     
  6. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    Sure, and there might well be more then one case in question, certainly he might have sued the paper on multiple counts right?
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Correct.  However I don't think he'll get what he deserves out of the likes of Gallop. That crunt trashed his reputation.  An enduring shame on the officialdom.  No wonder he's scuttling down to Canberra.  I doubt whether he has the support of that many clubs to get a gig with the new IC.  Unless News Ltd has foisted him upon them in the washup of negotiations. 
     
  8. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if multiple counts would/could include individuals or just the organisation (eg News ltd).  There's a long list of names and even at 200k each that would be getting to a payout he deserves.
     
  9. Nthn NSW

    Nthn NSW Active Member

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    Surely that figures not correct!!!

    It should be a hell of a lot more than $210k..
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Rusty can you try it again for me with anything. Doesn't have to be an article. Just put some garbage in and I will see  if it comes through
     
  11. silvertail

    silvertail Well-Known Member

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    Shame that the payout does not come with a front, back and centre-page spread apology. If I had to put a dollar figure on damages from all parties, it would have been over 500,000. Hope that he seeks damages from the other defaming parties as well.

    Stewart and his legal team are a class act, no doubt. They are not playing out their hand in public which is very smart. Hope he gets the financial justice he deserves. I would not have asked for an apology from News Ltd. Goes to show how much class they lack by not offering a sizable and public apology free of charge.
     
  12. Jethro

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

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    Rusty,

    When you are submitting articles, are you marking the "Yes" box where it says:
    "Show on Front Page:"?

    If you are not marking that box then ManlyBacker won't see it and he won't be able to process it.
     
  13. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    Just tried it now. In the past I have found that when I submitted an article I would wait many hours and in the meantime someone else would post the same thing, and people would start to discuss it. Seems like more effort then it is worth to bother adding things again and again when it is easier and quicker and more effective to start a thread.

    I don't know Dan if it is something wrong with the way I am submitting articles or if others are always getting in first or perhaps that their is just such a lag in time between it being submitted and added that someone else always gets the article up in between...

    I just get frustrated adding an article and then waiting half a day to discuss it, and then it is posted by someone else.
     
  14. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I can definitely see your article Rusty. What you say is fair enough and I understand your frustration. I am not on here all the time as I don't work in an office and apologies for the delays you have experienced.

    There are many reasons why Dan prefers all news articles to be submitted this way. However we have had a huge influx of new posters who just don't read the stickies. Sometimes a small news article is submitted but it has already been added to an existing topic covering the same theme. That makes sense otherwise we end up with the same comments from posters many times over. Other times I see submissions to news discussed over two days ago (not that applies to you :)).

    Anyway, keep doing what you are doing. It is appreciated and thanks for your efforts.
     
  15. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Why not just implement a rule that those with a post count greater then say 200, do not need an admin to approve/publish an article? 
    Problem solved.
     
  16. sydsider

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    I reckon when Snakes legal team puts the cleaners through that low life News Ltd itll be closer to several hundred thousand dollars.The financial loss to Snake through lost revenue being the face of league would be a lot.
     

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