Emma Husar: BuzzFeed drops truth defence over ‘slut’ claims

Federal Court judge Steven Rares, who is presiding over the defamation case, said late last month BuzzFeed’s original defence ‘doesn’t get anywhere near proving the substantial truth’ of the ‘slut’ claims. He ordered BuzzFeed to file a revised defence within two weeks. On a previous occasion, Justice Rares said the ‘fairly salacious’ article ‘seems eminently […]