Dave Sharma MP unable to prove allegations in defamation case

Melissa Parke has discontinued her defamation case in the Federal Court after Dave Sharma was unable to prove allegations he made against her.

In the lead-up to the 2019 election, David Sharma tweeted accusations that Melissa Parke was an antisemite who was “trafficking in conspiracy theories”. When asked to plead truth in the Federal Court, he instead deleted the tweet, and claimed the “excuse defences”’ of ‘qualified privilege’ and ‘honest opinion’

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