Macquarie Media’s 2GB says it is “disappointed” by the decision by the Supreme Court of Queensland that it was guilty of defaming a Queensland family.
Along with 2GB, sister station 4BC and radio host Alan Jones have been ordered to pay $3.75 million in damages for “extremely serious” defamatory allegations against Brothers Denis, John, Neill and Joe Wagner in a series of broadcasts during 2014 and 2015.
Following yesterday’s court decision, Macquarie Media said in a statement that 2GB, 4BC and Jones will be carefully considering their appeal options.
“As injunctions now restrain them, nothing further can be said at this time,” the statement read.
Jones said he would need to read the entire judgment “very carefully”.
“I do feel that I have somehow let down the people of the Lockyer Valley who sought my assistance,” he said.
“As the judge found in this case, I sought to ventilate concerns expressed to me by those people.
I am restrained in what I can say because I am now subject to injunctions and will be making no further comment.”