The lawyers for Nine have delivered the network an early Christmas gift, winning a defamation lawsuit against its flagship current affairs program.
The case revolved around a story titled ‘Forced Marriage’ that aired on 60 Minutes in 2014 about a teenager who was reportedly kidnapped by her father, taken to Jordan and forced into an arranged marriage with one of her cousins who was in his 30s.
The female who made these claims is Nadia Tabbaa (pictured above), who is now 29 years of age, and went by the pseudonym Rania Farrah for the 60 Minutes story.
Tabbah told reporter Liz Hayes (pictured above, left) that she did not escape until five years after she was kidnapped.
Tabbaas’ parents filed a defamation lawsuit in the NSW Supreme Court against Nine last month, with their representing barrister Clive Evatt telling a jury that her escape was “just nonsense”, according to Fairfax.
“We say all of this is pure fiction. Nothing of the kind ever took place,” Evatt said.
However, the jury believed Tabbaa’s story, with Justice Des Fagan noting she had shown “tremendous resilience and spirit” and was an inspiration.
Influencers are a key factor in helping Generation Z make beauty purchases, but their influential power drops when it comes to all other women, Are Media’s first BEAUTYVOICES consumer survey has revealed. Sampling beauty products is the most successful form of marketing likely to drive purchase for all women aged 18 to 74, followed by […]
New Zealand’s Anchor Dairy has switched strategies for its 2020 Christmas campaign, with the company this year drawing attention to the need to give during the festive season. The Fonterra-owned company is encouraging Kiwis to fundraise for the New Zealand Food Network, following the release of research that showed one in five people risk going […]
The ‘It’s Your Energy’ campaign, delivered via Icon Agency, encourages Victorians to take advantage of recent energy reforms and ensure they’re getting the best deal possible. Essential Services Commission, the regulatory body for Victorian energy and gas, water, local government, and transport sectors, has engaged Icon Agency to develop an integrated communications campaign to help […]
In the insurance company’s latest campaign, NRMA Sleeper depicts a road trip, like any other, except everyone in the car is asleep, even the driver. Yet they arrive unscathed. According to production company FINCH, which is behind the work, the spot dreams up a world where cars drive themselves to remind us that until they […]
Children’s cancer charity, Bailey’s Day, has teamed up with full-service international communications agency Noisy Beast to launch ‘The Big-Hearted Bear’ campaign, voiced by Channel 9’s Livinia Nixon. Each year, Bailey’s Day hosts a charity golf day, auction and luncheon to raise funds for children’s cancer research at Monash Children’s Hospital, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, […]