The former scientist, Nambi Narayanan, branded a spy in the infamous Isro spy scandal of 1994 has won relief. The Supreme Court ordered the Kerala government to cough up the compensation. Let’s glimpse through famous defamation cases of all time.
1 The Daily Mail printed an apology to this person and paid “substantial damages” over an article about her time as a single mother. The person sued the newspaper over the piece which suggested she had told a false “sob story” about being stigmatised by churchgoers. Identify.
2 This Oscar-winning performer accepted libel damages of £25,000 over allegations by Associated Newspapers, London, that she publicly lied about her exercise regime. The claimant frequently asserted the right of women to accept the way that they look. Identify.
3 Janice Duffy, a woman from Australia, was awarded $100,000 in compensation after suing this giant company for defamation. She took the company to court after claiming articles published on the ‘Ripoff Report’ website defamed her. South Australian Supreme Court ordered the company to pay compensation. Identify.
4 This International sportsperson has won his defamation battle against Fairfax Media after an NSW Supreme Court jury found the publisher failed to prove reports alleging him in Sydney were true. Since Fairfax had published the articles, he had become “very reserved and scared” in public places. Identify.
5 The war hero of Battle of Longewala in 1971, also the character Sunny Deol played in the movie Border filed a defamation suit of Rs 1 against Air Marshal (retd) M.S. Bawa and Maj. Gen. (retd) Atma Singh. The two of them according to him were not there while he was fighting the war. Identify the person.