Defamation for #2GB clown Ray Hadley | #Ausmedia

THE state’s chief law officer Greg Smith is threatening to sue broadcaster Ray Hadley for defamation over comments the 2GB announcer made last month which Mr Smith says falsely suggested he treated accused paedophiles favourably.

Mr Smith’s office would not comment on whether taxpayers are footing the bill for his legal action. His lawyer has sent Hadley a letter followed by a “concerns notice”, asking the broadcaster to apologise.

The proposed action relates to a broadcast in April and another on May 2 in which Hadley criticised Mr Smith over comments he allegedly made regarding a child sex case involving a friend of Mr Smith, Father Finian Egan.

The Daily Telegraph revealed on the day of the broadcast that charity worker Father Chris Riley had told Egan’s alleged female victim that Mr Smith had told him she was “trying to get $1 million” from the church. Mr Smith denied making the comment.

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I’ll gladly have my taxes used for this. Sue the pants off this arse-clown.

About Darin Sullivan (1980 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) and a professional firefighter with more than 30 years experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a former Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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