Former Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons sues community radio station

Lyons alleges he was defamed by 94.7 The Pulse. 

Former Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons has launched legal action against Geelong charity Diversitat, alleging he was defamed by its community radio station 94.7 The Pulse and presenter Greg McHenry. 

The writ relates to on-air comments made by McHenry a year ago, in which he likened the former mayor’s nightclubs to ‘drug dens’. 

The Pulse issued a public apology to Lyons for the comments, although the writ notes that McHenry has yet to apologise. 

‘The place he looks after, his establishments in town, are drug dens that are not right for the community,’ McHenry is quoted as saying in the writ.
Diversitat later apologised, saying the comment was ‘utterly baseless and should not have been made.’ 


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