Title ‘Aston defamation case confronting for a reason’, The Sydney Morning Herald (print and online) Media name/outlet The Sydney Morning Herald Country/Territory Australia Date 1/02/21 Description If you’re a stocks nerd, or a politics nerd, or vaguely interested in the business world, Joe Aston’s Rear Window column in The Australian Financial Review is a good read. Part of what makes it interesting is, to quote Federal Court Justice Michael Lee last week, Aston’s “characteristic acerbity”.
In 2019, Aston directed that acerbity towards Elaine Stead—a venture capitalist, once director and head of venture capital at Blue Sky Alternative Investments. When Blue Sky collapsed, Aston apparently blamed Stead and wrote some nasty things about her. Stead sued Aston and the publisher, which later merged with Nine (which also owns this newspaper). Last week she was awarded $280,000 in damages for defamation.
URL https://www.smh.com.au/national/aston-defamation-case-confronting-for-a-reason-20210131-p56y6l.html Persons Michael Douglas