Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has said she is prepared to settle her defamation case for $75,000 over comments made in the media by Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm. Senator Hanson-Young filed proceedings on July 2 over comments made by the crossbencher during the previous week on Sky News, ABC’s 7.30 program, Melbourne station 3AW and a separate media statement. She claimed Senator Leyonhjelm defamed her by insinuating she was a ‘hypocrite’ by saying ‘all men are rapists but nevertheless had sexual relations with them’. Scroll down for video Sarah Hanson-Young (pictured) has said she is prepared to settle her defamation case for $75,000 Senator Hanson-Young has also requested a verdict in her favour and costs. But Senator Leyonhjelm has refused to back down, with his legal team saying the Greens politician is misrepresenting the case. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, he said: ‘She also continues to tell her supporters that the court proceedings relate to alleged ‘slut-shaming’. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Studio 10’s Angela Bishop clashes with David Leyonhjelm… ‘Why do you get quite bitchy?’ ABC reporter slams senator… Greens senator wants to stamp out sexism Share this article Share ‘In fact, none of that is true. Her statement… Read full this story
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