Nick Kyrgios has settled a legal case brought by a woman he accused of having ‘700 drinks’
Aussie bad boy of tennis, Nick Kyrgios has settled the defamation claim brought by the woman he had thrown out Centre Court during the men’s Wimbledon final.
Polish medical lawyer Ania Palus, 32, was removed during the Grand Slam final after Nick Kyrgios claimed she was putting him off.
During the 3rd set against eventual champion Novak Djokovic Kyrgios complained to the umpire that Ania Palus was putting him off and must have had “700 drinks”. Kyrgios he wanted her removed.
Ania Palus denies she was drunk. In a statement Palus says: “I attended the final of the Wimbledon tennis championships with my mother. It was an event we had been looking forward to for some time. During the course of the final, 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’ false allegation was broadcast to, and read by, millions around the world, causing me and my family very substantial damage and distress… “
Ania Palus said that she had “no alternative but to instruct my solicitors Brett Wilson LLP to bring defamation proceedings against Mr Kyrgios in order to clear my name.”
In a statement released by Knight Temple Law, Nick Kyrgios stated: ‘On 10 July 2022, during the Wimbledon Men’s Final, I told the umpire that a fan, who I now know to be Anna Palus, was distracting me during the match, believing that she was drunk.
‘I accept that belief was mistaken, and I apologise. To make amends, I have donated £20,000 to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, a charity chosen by Ms Palus.
‘I will not be commenting on this matter again.’
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