Colin Craig defamation case jury reduced to 11

Colin Craig (File)
Colin Craig (File)

The jury in the Auckland High Court defamation case against Colin Craig was reduced from 12 to 11 on Thursday morning. 

One man was discharged after declaring a potential conflict of interest with one of the witnesses due to appear.

It’s day four of the High Court trial.

Taxpayers’ Union executive director Jordan Williams is alleging the former Conservative Party leader defamed him by accusing him and others of trying to bring Mr Craig down.

The allegations relate to alleged sexual communication between Mr Craig and his former press secretary Rachel MacGregor, who resigned just before the 2014 election.  

In a leaflet distributed in 2015 and in a subsequent media conference, Mr Craig claimed Mr Williams was involved in orchestrating a campaign to discredit him around and after the 2014 general election.

Mr Craig stood down as leader of the Conservative Party in June last year, and has denied sexually harassing anyone.


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