Rinehart gets access to Nine’s drama about her life as she battles to stop Sunday’s broadcast

Mining billionaire Gine Rinehart has won the first stage of her legal battle with the Nine Network over its miniseries about her life House of Hancock.

Mandy McElhinney as Gina Rinehart in House of Hancock

Mandy McElhinney as Gina Rinehart in House of Hancock

Rinehart’s legal representatives went to the Supreme Court today successfully demanding to see the second episode of the series, which is due to air on Sunday evening.

Depending on the nature of the content in the second episode Rinehart may seek an interlocutory injunction to prevent Sunday’s broadcast.

Telegraph reporter Amy Dale, who is covering the court case, tweeted that Justice Peter Garling ruled: “I am satisfied the plaintiff is entitled to see it”.

Rinehart has claimed that she could be defamed in the episode, in which she is played by actress Mandy McElhinney.

Earlier this week, Rinehart’s company Hancock Prospecting complained the drama was “grossly distorted“.

2GB this evening reported that Justice Garland has allowed Rinehart to view the episode, ahead of a ruling on whether she will be granted the injunction preventing it from being aired.


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