Joe maalouf is seen on a TV screen. (The Daily Star/HO)
A previous version of this article reported that Maalouf was a former LBCI host, and that his comments about Bassil were made on Fame.FM. The Daily Star regrets these errors.
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The Court of Publications in Mount Lebanon Thursday convicted a former LBCI radio show host of slander and defamation, nearly three years after he was fired amid controversy over a segment discussing Free Patriotic Movement chief Gebran Bassil's personal wealth.Bassil subsequently filed a lawsuit against Maalouf and others.Former Free Patriotic Movement Minister Elias Bou Saab, who owns Fame.FM, said at the time that the decision to fire Maalouf was "purely in the interests of radio and nothing else".
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