Former West Indies cricket captain, Chris Gayle,has been awarded $300,000 (Australian) in a defamation case against Fairfax Media, it has been reported.
According to international news reports, Gayle had sued the media firm over published articles claiming that he exposed himself to a female massage therapist.
The articles were published in January 2016.
The Guardian reported that in October last year a New South Wales supreme court jury ruled in favour of Gayle.
According to the Guardian, the four jurors found Fairfax had not established that Gayle had exposed himself to masseuse Leanne Russell in the team dressing room in Sydney during the 2015 World Cup.
They also found Fairfax was motivated by malice.
Justice Lucy McCallum on Monday awarded 300,000 Australian dollars, the equivalent of $US 220,770 in damages.
Chris Gayle’s spokesman Grant Vandenberg told the media after the verdict that Gayle was “vindicated today by the judge, he’s already been vindicated by the jury”.
“All he wants to do is play cricket and he’d really, really love to come back to Australia — a country that he loves as much as anywhere — and play in the Big Bash.”
Fairfax Media said last year it intended to appeal the verdict.