14 Feb 2020

Bob Jones abandons defamation case

From Checkpoint, 5:29 pm on 14 February 2020

It's a day of both celebration and disappointment for supporters of filmmaker Renae Maihi, after Sir Robert Jones dropped his defamation case against her.

The millionaire property investor was suing Ms Maihi, after she started a petition, calling a column he wrote racist, and hate-speech.

The trial was set to go into its fifth day, until Sir Robert's lawyer Fletcher Pilditch confirmed this morning the case had been discontinued.

Meriana Johnsen reports.