Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Corbys' mother gets defamation payout

The mother of Schapelle and Mercedes Corby, Roseleigh Rose, has received a confidential payout from Channel Seven in settlement of her complaint she was defamed by its Today Tonight program.

The program, which settled a similar complaint by Mercedes Corby for an undisclosed sum three weeks ago, was based on an interview with her former best friend Jodie Power.

Ms Rose had alleged she was defamed by allegations in the program that she was guilty of the crimes of selling, possessing and trafficking marijuana, that she caused Schapelle Corby to commit the crime of importing the drug into Bali and that she posed a threat to the life of Ms Power.

The parties reached agreement on the case last week, Ms Rose's lawyer said outside the Supreme Court today.

The terms of the settlement were placed in a sealed envelope after the judge, Justice Lucy McCallum, approved them.

Mercedes Corby's recent payout from the program was rumoured to have been as high as $1 million.

A jury ruled Mercedes Corby had been defamed by three separate reports in the program.

Ms Rose had complained of defamation in only one report.


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