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Aboriginal group launches lawsuit over 'defamatory' Sunrise show

Protesters rally outside the Channel Seven's Martin Place studios in March 2018. Source: AAP

The Channel Seven breakfast show faces the repercussions for a controversial segment about removing Aboriginal children from their families.

Residents from a remote Aboriginal community are suing Seven West Media for defamation over a controversial breakfast show segment about the Stolen Generations.

The lawsuit, filed in the Federal Court, alleges that the Sunrise program defamed the 15 applicants by playing slightly blurred background footage of them during a controversial panel discussion.

TV presenter Samantha Armytage introduced the 'Hot Topics' segment by incorrectly stating that Aboriginal children at “risk of rape, assault and neglect” could not be adopted by white families.

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