Terry Goldberg, Partner and defamation specialist obtained a successful verdict for Mrs Kim Ahmed who was defamed by Mr Hadley on his radio show. The Supreme Court has ordered that Mr Hadley and his employer, radio station 2GB pay $280,000 in damages for defaming Mrs Ahmed in 2008 and 2009. To read the full article and view the interview with Ms Ahmed please see the link below.
- Ray Hadley to pay $280,000.00 for defaming woman on show – SMH dated 19/12/13
- Victim of abuse by Sydney radio presenter Ray Hadley awarded $280k – Daily Telegraph dated 19/12/13
The plaintiff, Kim Anne Ahmed, sues the defendant, Harbour Radio Pty Limited (Harbour Radio) for damages for defamation arising from the publication on 21 May 2008 (the first broadcast) of a broadcast in the Ray Hadley program over radio station 2GB. The transcript of the first broadcast is Annexure A to these reasons. The plaintiff also sues Harbour Radio and Ray Hadley for damages for defamation arising from the publication on 1 October 2009 (the second broadcast) in the Ray Hadley program over radio station 2GB.
The transcript of the second broadcast is Annexure B to these reasons. click here to read the Judgment