An Australian media group on Tuesday lost an appeal against an Aus$300,000 (US$211,000) defamation payout to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">West Indies</a> cricket star <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chris-gayle/news/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Chris Gayle</a> after claiming he exposed his genitals to a masseuse. <p></p> <p></p>Gayle was accused by former media group Fairfax, which at the time was publisher of <em>The Sydney Morning Herald</em> and <em>The Age</em>, of exposing his penis and indecently propositioning the woman in a dressing room during the 2015 World Cup in Sydney. <p></p> <p></p>Gayle vigorously denied the allegations, claiming the journalists behind the series of stories published in the newspapers in 2016 were out to "destroy him". <p></p> <p></p>He <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/chris-gayle-awarded-usd-221000-in-defamation-case-772781" target="_blank" rel="noopener">won the defamation case</a> last year after jurors found Fairfax was motivated by malice and had failed to establish a defence of truth. <p></p> <p></p>The publisher appealed the case arguing it did not receive a fair trial and the judge should have discharged the jury after Gayle s barrister attacked the credibility of the massage therapist. <p></p> <p></p>(<strong>ALSO READ: </strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-honoured-to-represent-west-indies-disappointed-to-end-without-being-in-final-four-chris-gayle-865636" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Honoured to represent West Indies - Chris Gayle</a>) <p></p> <p></p>Gayle also appealed the size of his payout, seeking an increase. A New South Wales court dismissed both appeals. <p></p> <p></p>Gayle caused a stir in Australia in 2016 prior to the Fairfax stories being published when he attempted to flirt with a presenter on live TV, asking her out for a drink and telling her: "Don't blush, baby." <p></p> <p></p>After winning his court case last year, he tried to spark a bidding war for a tell-all interview, promising that "when I break this down to y'all it will be like a movie". <p></p> <p></p>"Biding (sic) starts at US$300K for this interview! So much to say &amp; I will!" he tweeted to his then 3.75 million followers. <p></p> <p></p>Fairfax newspapers are now owned by commercial broadcaster Nine Entertainment, which purchased the media company last year.