Ex-Liverpool Chairman to Sue Hicks/Gillett for Defamation

February 21, 2011

With ex-co-owner of English Premier League soccer club Liverpool, Tom Hicks having lost a court appeal last week, former chairman Martin Broughton is ready to sue Hicks and his American counterpart George Gillett for defamation after they alleged that the sale of the club to Fenway Sports Group (FSG) was “an epic swindle.”

Broughton expects the case to be heard this year after Christopher Floyd, a judge in London’s High Court, upheld “his right to pursue a libel claim” last week and allowed FSG to join the action.

Broughton said that he would “seek only his court costs”.