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First Trial in Lachlan Murdoch and Crikey Defamation Case

The first hearing in Lachlan Murdoch’s lawsuit against Crikey’s publisher, Private Media, took place this morning in Sydney’s Federal Court.

(Image: AAP/Private Media)

The concept of an article published in Crikey Linking the Murdoch family to a deadly riot at the Capitol in January 2021 did no serious harm to Lachlan Murdoch, a federal court heard Friday morning.

Murdoch is suing Crickies Publisher’s Private Media, Journalist Bernard Keene, Crickies Editor-in-Chief Peter Frey.

At the first hearing on the matter, Murdoch’s barrister Sue Chrysantoo SC told the court that Murdoch was “dead and dead” on the article written by Keane, published on June 29th and republished on August 15th. He accused him of being involved in “unlawful and criminal activities of all kinds.” .



First Trial in Lachlan Murdoch and Crikey Defamation Case

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