May 23, 2012
Son's defamation payout over sex allegations doubled on appeal
"Son's defamation payout over sex allegations doubled on appeal
The ACT Court of Appeal has more than doubled a defamation payout to a martial arts instructor who was falsely accused of being a paedophile, awarding him $50,000 on appeal.
Businessman Jeff Manny made the false allegations against police officer Warwick Sheils and his late father Peter Sheils QC in 2004, after a dispute with the pair at the karate school they ran in Belconnen."