Decorated Australian soldier Ben Roberts-Smith allegedly threatened to sue his ex-wife if she breached a confidentiality agreement while speaking to lawyers acting in his defamation case, a court has heard.
- Ben Roberts-Smith is suing over articles he claims portrayed him as a war criminal
- His ex-wife will give evidence about allegations of witness intimidation
- The military witnesses may risk consequences of ‘extraordinary gravity’, the court heard
Mr Roberts-Smith is suing three former Fairfax newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times, as well as three journalists over a series of 2018 articles.
The Victoria Cross recipient claims the reports were defamatory and wrongly portrayed him as a criminal due…
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