Sheppard statement on defamation settlement
On Friday the 28th of March 2014 the proceedings against me by Hotchin and Watson were settled. This was reported by Bevan Hurley in the Herald on Sunday on the 30th Of March. In that reporting he states as a fact Hotchin and Watson “…have accepted a substantial payout.” Whoever said of such a thing has breached the terms of the settlement.
Unlike that party, I honour agreements I make and thus will not comment on the settlement which is confidential. The facts are these, the parties settled, and made a statement.