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Businesswoman called ‘feminist cretin’ by AFR journalist Joe Aston wins $280,000 in defamation case – The Guardian

Judge says Aston ‘engaged in a sustained campaign of offensive mockery’ against Elaine Stead



A former managing director of a venture capital firm has been awarded damages of $280,000 by the federal court after it found she was defamed by the Australian Financial Review and columnist Joe Aston.
Sydneys federal court on Wednesday awarded damages and aggravated damages to Dr Elaine Stead for the high degree of subjective hurt to feelings aggravated by the campaign that had been and was being maintained against her. The amount awarded to Stead is a fraction of the legal fees for both sides,…

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