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Mick Gatto tells court ABC ‘crossed a line’ in story about alleged Lawyer X threat – ABC News

Mick Gatto tells the Supreme Court in Melbourne an ABC article wrongly branded him “a murderer”, and says his personal reputation and that of his family has been unfairly damaged by the story.

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Mick Gatto has told a court the barrister at the centre of the Lawyer X scandal, Nicola Gobbo, offered to give evidence in his defamation trial against the ABC.
Key points:

  • Gatto has disputed the ABC article, which was based off a police affidavit
  • Gatto told the court he was falsely called “a murderer”
  • The broadcaster has not removed the article or issued an apology

Mr Gatto is suing the public broadcaster over the publication of a story saying he had threate…

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