It's funny to accuse a married woman (above) of being an adulteress? An Australian "funnyman" has just cost his TV network a bundle for saying so:
Comedian Mick Molloy and Network Ten will be forced to pay the Supreme Court legal costs for Nicole Cornes, after earlier being found to have defamed the political aspirant.
Cornes, who is married to South Australian football commentator Graham Cornes and is step-mother of his two AFL star sons Chad and Kane, sued Molloy after he joked that she had slept with former Port Power and Hawthorn player Stuart Dew, while live on Before the Game in June, 2008.
Justice David Peek this morning ruled that Molloy and Network Ten must pay Mrs Cornes' legal costs of $85,000 plus $8000 in interest.
The finding came after the court last month ruled that the defendants must pay Mrs Cornes $85,000 in damages. Mrs Cornes had initially sought $120,000 and received a counter offer of $20,000 before eventually increasing the claim to $150,000.
Maybe it was the comedian's way of saying she turned him on