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James Packer says strong medication is affecting his memory

by Keeley Ott (2020-10-13)

Billionaire James Packer agrees he engaged in shameful and disgraceful conduct by threatening a businessman over a proposal to privatise Crown Resorts, but blames bipolar disorder for his actions.

The 53-year-old on Tuesday was beamed into a Sydney-based casino inquiry by video-link from his luxury yacht moored in the South Pacific. He was compelled to appear.

The identity of the businessman on the receiving end of Mr Packer's threats was not revealed, referred to only as 'Mr X'.