Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Wins Defamation Case Against David Leyonhjelm
Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has won her defamation case against former Senator David Leyonhjelm.
Hanson-Young sued her then colleague over comments he made in a press release and in interviews with Sky News, Melbourne radio station 3AW and the ABC's 7.30 program between June 28 and July 2, 2018.
In the material, the then Liberal Democrat elaborated on his comment to her on the floor of parliament to "stop shagging men" amid a debate on legislation seeking to prevent violence against women.
Hanson-Young said the material portrayed her as a hypocrite and misandrist, in that he stated she used words in parliament that were "tantamount" to claiming all men are rapists but "nevertheless had sexual relations with them".
On Monday Hanson-Young was awarded $120,000 in damages, which she reportedly plans to donate to a women's charity.