Lachlan Murdoch was forced to abandon his own defamation case against Crikey. Using the excuse of their very own phishing for subscriptions as Crikey’s business tactic. Attention-seeking actions like the one he employed against Crikey was to be used to sell his own subs. However, the case was dropped because he needed the Dominion Systems’ evidence against Fox News buried. That evidence showed the Murdoch’s extremely malicious and intentional media malpractices which had to be swept under the carpet from widespread public knowledge. The Australian case against Crikey threatened to shine a light on them if the case went ahead.
Individuals can’t claim Tax Deductions. When we lose defamation cases or suffer unintended costs. However, Fox News can and who other than us, individual Taxpayers, lose out when the corporation makes a ginormous tax claim?
Furthermore, surely Crikey has a right to recoup the legal costs suffered against Murdoch’s failed vexatious attack and return the Go Fund Me donations received?
“Mr Murdoch remains confident that the court would ultimately find in his favour, however, he does not wish to further enable Crikey’s use of the court to litigate a case from another jurisdiction that has already been settled and facilitate a marketing campaign designed to attract subscribers and boost their profits,” he said.
The “case from another jurisdiction” referenced above is the defamation claim Fox News and Fox Corp were facing from Dominion Voting Systems. The case settled this week for US$787.5 million (just over a billion in Australian dollars), roughly half the damages Dominion was seeking.
Source: Lachlan Murdoch drops defamation lawsuit against Crikey