Wimbledon Fan To Take Legal Action Against Nick Kyrgios

The Australian said the claimant looked “like she has had about 700 drinks"
09:16, 24 Aug 2022

Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios is facing legal action taken against him by a fan who the tennis star said was “drunk out of her mind”.

Kyrgios, who lost to Novak Djokovic in the final in July, complained about the fan to the umpire saying that she looked “like she has had about 700 drinks”.

Anna Palus has now directed solicitors to bring defamation proceedings against the Australian.

In a statement released by Brett Wilson LLP, Palus said: “Nick Kyrgios made a reckless and entirely baseless allegation against me. Not only did this cause considerable harm on the day, resulting in my temporary removal from the arena, but Mr Kyrgios’s false allegation was broadcast to, and read by, millions around the world, causing me and my family very substantial damage and distress.


“I am not litigious, but after much consideration, I have concluded that I have no alternative but to instruct my solicitors Brett Wilson LLP to bring defamation proceedings against Mr Kyrgios in order to clear my name. The need to obtain vindication, and to prevent repetition of the allegation, are the only reasons for taking legal action. Any damages recovered will be donated to charity.

“Given the extant claim, I am unable to comment further on the events of the day in question. I hope that Mr Kyrgios will reflect on the harm he has caused me and my family and offer a prompt resolution to this matter. However, if he is unwilling to do this, I am committed to obtaining vindication in the High Court."

July’s Wimbledon final was the first time that Kyrgios had reached the showpiece of a Grand Slam tournament in his career. The Australian is currently preparing for the US Open in New York.

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