The journalist in question took text messages sent by Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant to the AJN's editor Zeddy Lawrence as Waks' father Zephania was testifying and gave them to Manny Waks. The messages attacked Zephania for the damage his testimony was doing to Chabad and called him a "lunatic."
Manny Waks, the lead victim in Australia's massive Chabad child sex abuse scandal and the co-founder of the anti-abuse organization Tzedek, writes:
I understand that The Australian Jewish News journalist who sent me the text message that exposed Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant['s lies] at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse public hearing into the [Chabad] Yeshiva(h) Centres in Melbourne and Sydney is no longer employed there. This is disappointing. I regard the journalist as a whistle-blower who courageously ensured that some justice was done. It also seems to contradict the 'no further action' statement in this AJN post. Of course I’d like to acknowledge and thank the AJN for the strong stance it has taken on this issue since I commenced my public campaign in 2011.
The journalist in question took text messages sent by Kluwgant to the AJN's editor Zeddy Lawrence as Waks' father Zephania was testifying and gave them to Manny. The messages attacked Zephania for the damage his testimony was doing to Chabad and called him a "lunatic."
Waks' attorney used the text messages a few days later to expose Kluwgants' lies about supporting victims and advocates and led to Kluwgant's forced resignation from almost every public post he held, including police chaplain and head of the Organization of Rabbis of Australasia.
The AJN suspended the journalist and launched an investigation to determine if s/he actually leaked the texts to Waks.
Friday, the AJN reported that investigation had been suspended.
But what it did not report is that the journalist had apparently been forced to leave the AJN or was fired.
The AJN had the texts for about a week before they were brought into evidence before the Royal Commission but failed to report them.