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Tuesday, 4 December 2012
The Herald Sun: 4/12/12 Defamation claim by woman who accused Abbott
Barbara Ramjan is suing Michael Kroger and Nationwide News, publisher of The Australian, for damages. Picture: Kristi Miller Source: The Sunday Telegraph
A SYDNEY woman who accused Tony Abbott of intimidating her by punching a wall on either side of her head following a university election in 1977 has "a reputation for honesty and integrity", according to papers filed in a civil defamation suit.
Barbara Ramjan is suing Liberal powerbroker Michael Kroger and Nationwide News, publisher of The Australian, for damages. Ms Ramjan's defamation actions were briefly mentioned yesterday in the NSW Supreme Court.
In her civil claim against Mr Kroger, Ms Ramjan has also complained the Liberal powerbroker, in an interview with broadcaster Alan Jones on September 25, conveyed the imputations that she was a "nutter" and a "nobody".
Ms Ramjan is the woman who, in a Quarterly Essay by journalist David Marr, said Mr Abbott had punched a wall on either side of her head after she beat him in an election for SRC president.
In a statement of claim detailing her defamation case against Nationwide News filed in the NSW Supreme Court, Ms Ramjan's lawyers claim The Australian's article conveyed imputations that she was a serial manufacturer of false complaints against her political opponents and that she had fabricated an allegation that Tony Abbott had physically intimidated her in 1977.
Ms Ramjan is suing for aggravated damages and costs.