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Court rules tabloid ‘fishing’ with Footy Show questions before defamation trial


Channel 9 star Erin Molan won’t be required to answer questions about her reaction to an infamous moment on the Footy Show until her defamation battle with the Daily Mail goes to trial.

The sports presenter is suing the online tabloid for defamation over an article about her saying “hooka looka mooka hooka fooka” on 2GB’s Continuous Call Team show.

Ms Molan argues the story falsely painted her as racist and an “arrogant white woman of privilege”, and claims the publisher made up a quote about the comment being an “in-joke” and falsely reported that she refused to apologise.

Lawyers for the Daily Mail wanted to ask Ms Molan questions about a gaffe on the Footy Show in 2017, when host Paul Vautin made a comment about an…



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