An ex-police woman who was seeking access to episodes of Underbelly: The Golden Mile with suggestions she had been defamed has lost a courtcase in the Supreme Court today.
Wendy Hatfield alleges the book Underbelly: The Golden Mile defames her by claiming she had a sexual relationship with John Ibrahim, and therefore the Nine series upon which it is based also defames her. She had not seen the Nine series.
But Justice Ian Harrison ruled in favour of Nine and Screentime.
“It does not appear to me at present that the plaintiff may be entitled either to make a claim for damages for defamation against any of the defendants or that she may be entitled to make a claim for interlocutory relief to enjoin them from publication of the series,” he said.
The series will air on Nine after Easter.
Source: Daily Telegraph