Long active in the areas of civil liberties, gay law reform and police integrity, John Marsden was a well-connected Sydney solicitor with friends in high places when he was very publicly brought down by allegations of paedophilia made against him in state parliament and subsequently aired on Today Tonight and Witness. What followed turned into the longest, the most expensive, and perhaps the most unsavoury defamation trial Australia has ever seen: a nine-year nightmare that took John Marsden to the brink and beyond; a 'David and Goliath' battle that pitted an individual against a media empire.
'I Am What I Am' tells the real story behind the salacious headlines - the story of how John Marsden came to find himself in the eye of the storm and how he lived through so many years of trials and uncertainty.
- Publication Date:
- 29 / 08 / 2005
- 129 x 198mm