Nick Kyrgios’ legal troubles have just doubled as Anna Palus – who you may know best as the tennis fan ejected from Wimbledon after being accused of sinking “700 drinks” – sues the Aussie superstar for defamation.
Anna Palus, who herself is a lawyer, was escorted from the stands of centre court for allegedly chatting up Nick Kyrgios during his face-off against Novak Djokovic during the Wimbledon men’s finals; wherein the latter would eventually prevail.
In an outburst that has since been immortalised within the pantheon of classic tennis sprays, Kyrgios told an umpire Palus was “drunk out of her mind” and a major distraction.
“We’re in a Wimbledon final. It’s nearly cost me the game… I know exactly which one it is. It’s the one who’s had like 700 drinks.”Nick Kyrgios, Wimbeldon Men’s Finals (2022)
Anna Palus is now claiming she has been defamed by this “reckless and entirely baseless allegation.”
“Not only did this cause considerable harm on the day, resulting in my temporary removal from the arena, but Mr Kyrgios’ false allegation was broadcast to, and read by, millions around the world, causing me and my family very substantial damage and distress,” she said via statement.
According to The Independent, Palus has now instructed her solicitors Brett Wilson LLP to begin legal proceedings against Krygios if the bloke doesn’t offer “a prompt resolution to this matter.” Additionally, she’s pledged whatever damages she wins towards charity.
“He always says the crowd is against him, and I wanted to show we were for him, I wanted to encourage him,” Palus previously revealed to The Sun.
“Maybe I took it too far… but I only had good intentions. I only had one Pimm’s and one rosé. It’s the temperature for me, I had no hat. I’m really sorry.”
Can we expect an apology from Nicky K? Who knows. But one thing’s for sure — he certainly doesn’t want to be spending all this time in the wrong kind of court during his career-best season.