25 April 2012


In Fleming v Advertiser-News Weekend Publishing Co Pty Ltd & Advertiser Newspapers Pty Ltd [2012] SASC 58 Anglican cleric John Fleming has been unsuccessful in his attempt to strike out justification and contextual truth pleas argued by the publisher in relation to defamation proceedings.

In proceedings before the SA Supreme Court  Fleming has alleged that the publications conveyed imputations that he had engaged in unlawful sexual intercourse with two females and one male in 1970s.