ABC cleared of defaming former Seven CEO


The ABC did not defame former Seven Group Holdings CEO Don Voelte in a 2014 report on The Business.

A NSW Supreme Court jury unanimously found The Business did not imply Mr Voelte betrayed his shareholders in a takeover by Seven of oil and gas explorer Nexus Energy.

The Australian reports Voelte sued ABC for saying he had “switched camps” by resigning as chairman of Nexus and moving to Seven during the takeover, and that the report implied he had engaged in Game of Thrones-style “treason and treachery”.

Voelte was succeeded as CEO of Seven Group Holdings by Tim Worner in 2013.

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