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Christian Porter launches defamation action against the ABC – Sydney Morning Herald

The Attorney-General alleges the online article portrays him as the perpetrator of a “brutal” rape that contributed to a woman taking her own life.



Ms Chrysanthou and Ms Giles have acted successfully for a series of high-profile defamation plaintiffs, many of them women, including Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young against former Liberal Democratic Party senator David Leyonhjelm.
The statement of claim alleges the ABC article conveys a series of false and defamatory claims about Mr Porter, including that he brutally raped a 16-year-old girl in 1988, when he was 17, and that this contributed to her taking her own life.
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