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Tostee halts legal action against Nine

AAP logoAAP 20/10/2016 Sarah Motherwell

Gable Tostee has dropped a $150,000 lawsuit against the Nine Network's flagship public affairs program A Current Affair.

Mr Tostee, 30, was suing the program and producer Stephanie Angus over what he alleged were defamatory comments broadcast on August 12, 2014 before he was charged with Warriena Wright's murder.

Mr Tostee was found not guilty on Thursday.

Ms Angus said Mr Tostee messaged her on Tinder in October 2013 saying, "Roses are red. Violets are blue. I have a gun. Now get in my van".

"He wasn't the type of bloke I was looking to meet," Ms Angus said.

In a statement of claim filed in the District Court of Queensland, Mr Tostee under his new name Eric Thomas alleged the show had injured his personal reputation and caused him to be shunned and avoided.

He also alleged he had suffered emotional hurt, humiliation and embarrassment as a result of the segment.

A Current Affair executive producer Grant Williams told AAP the case was no longer in court.

"Mr Tostee dropped all proceedings against Nine and the producer who appeared in the story and agreed to make a financial contribution to our costs," Mr Williams said.

Mr Tostee changed his name by deed poll to Eric Thomas in February 2015.

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