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Gerry Brownlee MP Ordered To Pay $8500 For Assault

In the District Court at Auckland Native Forest Action campaigner Neil Able has been awarded $8500 in damages against National MP Gerry Brownlee for being manhandled out of a National Party meeting.

RNZ has reported that after the decision of the court was delivered, Mr Brownlee said it had been a “humbling experience” sitting in court for the past two days. He also told reporters he accepted the damages award as “fair”.

The judge - also according to RNZ - said that the failure of the police to act on a complaint was an irrelevant consideration.

The judge said Mr Brownlee’s assault did not warrant “exemplary” damages of $60,000 sought by Able.

$8500 was sufficient to condemn the defendant, he said, remarking also that Mr Brownlee had already been published through the public embarrassment of the prosecution.

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