Posted: 26 October, 2016

Mullet V The People Defamation Case Notes Will Go Down In History

Last year, this bloke became an internet sensation after a photo of his absolutely incredible mullet was posted across Aussie tabloids and social media. 

As a result, the mullet's owner Ali Ziggi Mosslmani ended up suing Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and the Australian Radio Network for defamation. The judge noted the outlets were not defaming him and it was clear the content was shaming the mullet, not the man. 

Some of the pleas (which will go down in legal history) included the following;

  1. That the plaintiff, by reason of permitting himself to be photographed with a mullet hairstyle, has justifiably exposed himself to ridicule by the defendant

  2. That the plaintiff, by reason of his mullet hairstyle, has justifiably exposed himself to ridicule by the defendant

  3. The plaintiff is a joke.

  4. The plaintiff is a ridiculous person.

  5. The plaintiff is hideously ugly.

  6. The plaintiff is a ridiculous person because he wears a shameful haircut.

That's one for law school. Read more here

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