June 25, 2004
Maccaba loses ‘Indecent Proposal’ Case
Longest-running slander claim ends in defeat
A multi-millionaire who sued a senior rabbi for slander over alleged sexual slurs against him has lost his case.
Brian Maccaba, 45, of Hendon, north London, accused the rabbi of spreading “poisonous” claims he was a “sexual predator” and “serial adulterer”.
Dayan Yaakov Lichtenstein, 49, of Cricklewood, denied slandering Mr Maccaba in the orthodox community.
After nearly 32 hours of deliberations, the London High Court jury returned 10-1 verdicts against Mr Maccaba.
5RB’s Justin Rushbrooke (together with David Price of David Price Solicitors and Advocates) represented Dayan Lichtenstein and David Sherborne (instructed by Addleshaw Goddard) acted as junior counsel for Mr Maccaba.
Maccaba loses sex slander action – BBC News