Yes, you are a slut, case dismissed

Herald Sun

An Australian woman has found out that the defence to a charge of defamation is the truth, and it took a jury just 27 minutes to find that talkshow host Steve Price didn’t defame her when he called her a slut:

SINCE when has it been acceptable to call a woman a “slut” on radio?

Former Melbourne Talk Radio host Steve Price has just been cleared of defaming Sydney woman Charmyne Palavi on Sydney station 2UE.

Palavi, known as the NRL Cougar, sought damages after Price called her a slut in 2009.

It was in the wake of an ABC TV Four Corners program, which Palavi used to describe her sexual escapades with professional League players.

Last week a jury took only 27 minutes to dismiss Palavi’s case, causing Price to crow that he had been “vindicated”.

But while Price might have won the battle, he’s lost the war with women.

For a start, why is Palavi singled as a “slut” rather than the men she had sex with?

As Palavi wrote on news.com.au, even after the show aired, players kept contacting her.

“It’s like a drug to them. They want to go where their teammates have been before them,” she said.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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