A look at the defamation lawsuit against John Furlong

APTN National News
The defamation trial against John Furlong by journalist Laura Robinson wrapped up last week in Vancouver.

It was centred around a newspaper article Robinson wrote alleging Furlong abused Aboriginal children nearly 45 years ago in Burns Lake, B.C.

Furlong first sued Robinson for defamation but recently dropped that action.

Robinson countersued saying Furlong damaged her reputation for accusing her of having a vendetta.

APTN’s Tina House takes a look at the heated court case.

Video Journalist / Vancouver

A proud Métis from BC, Tina began her television career in 1997 as a talent agent for film and TV. She joined APTN National News in 2007 as a Video Journalist in the Vancouver bureau. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Amnesty International Human Rights Journalism Award for her story on murdered and missing women and girls.

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