Chris Gayle touts ‘tell-all’ story for US$300,000 after being cleared of exposing himself


Chris Gayle

West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle is seeking to cash in on a court case win against an Australian media group, promising a tell-all interview — but only if the price is right.

The all-rounder was accused by Fairfax Media, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, in a series of stories last year of exposing himself to a massage therapist and indecently propositioning her.

But the NSW Supreme Court jury has ruled the defamation case in his favour late last month, finding the articles were motivated by malice.

Now, in a series of posts on Twitter, Gayle declared that what went on behind the scenes of the court case was “like a movie”, adding that he believed there had been an agenda to get him banned from playing cricket.

“I have a very interested successful story to tell!!” Gayle wrote. “It can be an exclusive 60mins interview or y’all just have to wait on my next book!

“It’s about what transpired in court and behind the scenes in Australia, how they went to bigger heads to get me ban…

“How they want to use me as a scapegoat over a interview-I’ll tell you what I do every day after court, believe me, when I break this down to y’all it will be like a movie!”

He added that there would be “no holding back” and that he had been ready to “fight until my last breath” to clear his name.

Chris Gayle

A hearing on damages will be held at a later date, but Gayle is already offering his story for a starting price of US$300,000.

Fairfax published the allegations in the wake of an uproar after Gayle attempted to flirt with an Australian presenter on live TV, asking her out for a drink and telling her: “Don’t blush, baby.”