Chelmsford doctors trying to 'rewrite history' lose defamation case against publisher - 2020-11-25

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F345.png Chelmsford doctors trying to 'rewrite history' lose defamation case against publisher November 25, 2020, The Guardian

Two doctors from Sydney's Chelmsford private hospital, where some patients underwent "deep sleep therapy" to the point of death, have had their defamation case against a book publisher thrown out in the federal court.

Dr John Gill and former doctor John Herron mounted the case against HarperCollins following its publication of Steve Cannane's 2016 book Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia.

It referred to the exhaustive 1988-90 royal commission into mental health services under Justice John Slattery, and the role Scientology played in exposing the abuse at the hospital, which was part-owned by Gill.

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{{cite news | title = Chelmsford doctors trying to 'rewrite history' lose defamation case against publisher | url = https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/25/chelmsford-doctors-trying-to-rewrite-history-lose-defamation-case-against-publisher | work = The Guardian | date = November 25, 2020 | accessdate = April 29, 2022 }}