Taxpayers pay the bill: ABC journalist settles defamation claim with Andrew Laming
High-profile ABC reporter Louise Milligan has agreed to pay Andrew Laming damages over an allegedly defamatory tweet.
The ABC has agreed to pay the costs on her behalf, which include $79,000 in court-ordered damages, and an estimated $50,000-plus in Dr Laming’s legal expenses.
Macedone Legal’s Sam Macedone told Ben Fordham it makes no sense that the broadcaster would offer to pay.
“It was a private tweet on her own personal account, it had nothing to do with the ABC.
“It’s just doesn’t make sense.”
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