Lachlan Murdoch arrives in Sydney for defamation case against Crikey

Media mogul Lachlan Murdoch sported a decidedly casual look as he arrived in Sydney via private jet on Tuesday


Billionaire Lachlan Murdoch looks like any other Aussie as he strolls through Sydney Airport ahead of his defamation showdown with a left-wing news website

Media mogul Lachlan Murdoch sported a decidedly casual look as he arrived in Sydney via private jet on Tuesday.

The Fox Corporation CEO dressed for comfort in a baggy navy T-shirt, tan pants and sneakers as he made his way through the busy airport.

The son of press magnate Rupert Murdoch was escorted by security and had his hands full with two carry-on bags.

Media mogul Lachlan Murdoch sported a decidedly casual look as he arrived in Sydney via private jet on Tuesday

Media mogul Lachlan Murdoch sported a decidedly casual look as he arrived in Sydney via private jet on Tuesday 

The billionaire looked relaxed as he disembarked from his $90million private plane and strolled through the arrivals lounge like any other traveller.

He completed his look with a wristwatch and also displayed his rarely seen tribal tattoo on his left arm.

Looking calm as he made his way through the crowd, Murdoch’s arrival in Sydney coincides with his legal proceedings against an Australian left-wing news website.

The Fox Corporation CEO dressed for comfort in a baggy navy T-shirt, tan pants and sneakers

The Fox Corporation CEO dressed for comfort in a baggy navy T-shirt, tan pants and sneakers

The billionaire looked relaxed as he disembarked from his $90million private plane and strolled through the arrivals lounge like any other traveller

The billionaire looked relaxed as he disembarked from his $90million private plane and strolled through the arrivals lounge like any other traveller

Murdoch claims an article published by the website Crikey made baseless, defamatory suggestions that he conspired with Donald Trump to overthrow the U.S. government.

In a defamation lawsuit filed in the Federal Court last month, Mr Murdoch is suing over a June 29 opinion piece by politics editor Bernard Keane regarding then hearings into Trump and the January 6 Capitol riots.

See also  Lil Nas X is ‘inspiring change’ as Yves St. Laurent ambassador

In the piece, which was widely shared on social media, Keane called the former U.S. president ‘treacherous’ and an ‘unhinged traitor’ and suggested the Murdoch family, which owns and controls Fox News, was an ‘unindicted co-conspirator’.

The son of press magnate Rupert Murdoch was escorted by security

The son of press magnate Rupert Murdoch was escorted by security

While the article did not mention Lachlan Murdoch by name, instead referring to the Murdoch family, the Fox executive chairman claims he was defamed and suffered serious damage to his reputation.

‘Murdoch has been gravely injured in his character, his personal reputation and his professional reputation as a business person and company director and has suffered and will continue to suffer substantial hurt, distress and embarrassment,’ documents he filed with the court say.

The lawsuit targets the publisher behind the Crikey masthead, Private Media, as well as Keane and editor-in-chief Peter Fray.

Mr Murdoch said he had not been approached for comment prior to the June 29 article and subsequent related pieces published on the Crikey website, and had only complained to Private Media four times in a five-year period.

He is also seeking injunctions barring the publication and promotions of the allegedly defamatory articles.

His arrival in Sydney coincides with his legal proceedings against the news website Crikey

His arrival in Sydney coincides with his legal proceedings against the news website Crikey

Advertisement

By californianews_gkdgq8

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts