NBA star Ben Simmons’ sister Olivia has been ordered to pay her half-brother Sean Tribe a whopping $550,000, five months after she posted a series of defamatory tweets. Mr Tribe, 35, sued his sister for defamation in April after she took to Twitter to publish a series of false allegations he had sexually abused her as a child. Mr Tribe strongly denied the allegations.
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Ms Simmons, 29, who lives in Melbourne, later deleted the three tweets but not before they had been liked by her followers hundreds of times. The Federal Court awarded Mr Tribe a default win on August 3 after Ms Simmons repeatedly failed to present a defence or turn up to court.