Friendlyjordies Star Denied Trial By Jury In Barilaro Defamation Case

Friendlyjordies Star Denied Trial By Jury In Barilaro Defamation Case

Jordan Shanks, aka Friendlyjordies, has been denied a trial by jury in the defamation case bought against him by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro.

The headline-making case between Shanks and NSW Deputy Premier continues to become more interesting, with Shank’s legal team’s request to have the case be put before a jury denied.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported, that the judge presiding on the case, Justice Steven Rares, denied the request because of the pandemic and the complex nature of the case.

Justice Rares has already rejected two of Shank’s proposed defences.

Barilaro is currently suing Shanks for defamation after Shanks posted two videos about the Deputy Premier, Bruz and Secret Dictatorship on his popular youtube channel.

Barilaro is alleging the videos defamed him.

Arguably, Barilaro must have a busy legal team because he is also suing YouTube, which is owned by Google, for refusing Barilaro’s request to delete the videos. 

Interestingly, Google also requested a trial by jury, which was simultaneously denied.

Despite Barilaro suing him, Shanks has still been active on his YouTube channel and even posted another video about Barilaro, titled, He Is Destroying Australia. 

Naturally, the Friendlyjordies Twitter account which is presumedly run by Shanks, has already tweeted about the recent ruling.

The Friendlyjordies account also retweeted multiple tweets about the ongoing case.

Meanwhile, the case is not likely to be held until next year.




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