Wal King to sue Fairfax Media

Ex-Leighton chief launches legal action over reportage of Iraq bribery scandal.

Ex-Leighton Holdings (LEI) chief executive officer Wal King has launched legal action against Fairfax Media (FXJ) for defamation and has accused the group of "attempted coercion or extortion" after it allegedly threatened to post details of his personal credit card on the internet, The Australian reports.

According to the newspaper, Mr King's solicitors have commenced defamation proceedings against Fairfax following the media group's reportage of his involvement in alleged corrupt activity in Leighton's Irag business.

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