2GB “disappointed” by Alan Jones defamation ruling

Former Assistant Editor

Macquarie Media station 2GB has expressed its disappointment in the outcome of today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Queensland regarding a defamation case involving presenter Alan Jones.

Jones was found guilty of defamation over comments made about Toowoomba brothers John, Denis and Joe Wagner and 12 deaths in 2011 involving their Lockyer Valley quarry.

Brisbane Supreme Court Justice Peter Flanagan ruled today that he must pay $3.7 million in damages to the brothers.

“2GB is disappointed by the decision today of the Supreme Court of Queensland,” said a statement issued by Macquarie Media.

“2GB, 4BC and Mr Jones will be considering carefully their appeal options.

“As injunctions now restrain them, nothing further can be said at this time.”

Jones has also issued a statement on the ruling.

“I need to read the entire judgment very carefully,” he said. “I do feel that I have somehow let down the people of the Lockyer Valley who sought my assistance.

“As the judge found in this case, I sought to ventilate concerns expressed to me by those people.

“I am restrained in what I can say because I am now subject to injunctions and will be making no further comment.”

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