‘She appears like she’s had 700 drinks’: fan accused by Kyrgios begins authorized motion

‘She appears like she’s had 700 drinks’: fan accused by Kyrgios begins authorized motion

A tennis fan is taking authorized motion towards Nick Kyrgios after he accused her of being “drunk out of her thoughts” throughout his defeat on this yr’s Wimbledon closing.

In a press release launched by her solicitors on Tuesday, Anna Palus mentioned the 27-year-old Australian had defamed her by making “a reckless and completely baseless allegation”.

“Not solely did this trigger appreciable hurt on the day, leading to my short-term removing from the world, however Mr Kyrgios’s false allegation was broadcast to, and browse by, hundreds of thousands around the globe, inflicting me and my household very substantial harm and misery,” she mentioned.

Kyrgios, well-known for his outbursts, complained to the umpire throughout his match towards Novak Djokovic, saying {that a} fan had been speaking to him throughout factors. Requested by the umpire to determine the fan, Kyrgios then mentioned: “The one with the gown, the one who appears like she’s had about 700 drinks, bro!”

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Palus, who mentioned she had attended the lads’s closing along with her mom, has instructed her solicitors, Brett Wilson LLP, to start authorized proceedings towards Kyrgios and says any damages she wins can be donated to charity.

“I hope that Mr Kyrgios will replicate on the hurt he has brought on me and my household and supply a immediate decision to this matter,” she mentioned. “Nevertheless, if he’s unwilling to do that, I’m dedicated to acquiring vindication within the excessive court docket.“

Kyrgios was showing in his first grand slam closing and took the primary set towards Djokovic however misplaced his cool as he headed to a four-set defeat by the Serb on Centre Court docket.

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