Judith Collins pledged to take Trevor Mallard and Andrew Little to court for defamation after they suggested she was involved in leaking Bronwyn Pullar’s name via Slater-Lusk.
Today she dropped the suit after a letter from Mallard and Little in which a) don’t concede defaming her and b) deny intent to do so.
A huge back down from Crushless. She has failed to back up get bluster with a win and desperately taken a letter that concedes nothing instead. That can only mean she thought she had too much to lose in a case that would have seen fellow ministers in the witness box and crippled her leadership bid.
Now, what involvement, if any, did she have in the leak?