Sir Martin Broughton(credit: The CBI
Ex-Liverpool chairman Sir Martin Broughton has revealed he is to sue former co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett for defamation.
Broughton was brought into Liverpool to help facilitate the sale of the club last year, but Hicks and Gillett opposed the agreement with New England Sports Ventures, claiming the £300m deal was below market price.
However, a High Court judge gave the 63-year-old the green light to complete the deal despite Hicks and Gillett seeking to stop it via the Texas courts, with the pair later branding it an “epic swindle”.
And Broughton now wants to have his day in court in order to prove the accusations made by the American pair were false.
He told The Times: “I am suing to have my name cleared, not for any money. They made accusations of fraud and conspiracy which were wholly unfounded.
“I am not losing any sleep. I know I acted properly.”