The allegations came to the fore following Gayle's widely-criticized live interview with Ten Sports' female presenter Mel McLaughlin while playing for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League.
     
The Renegades slapped a fine of USD 10,000 for making controversial remarks to McLaughlin, who found herself being asked out for a drink after Gayle blasted 41 runs off 15 balls on Monday.
     
"Chris Gayle has strongly denied allegations first published by Fairfax Media that he indecently exposed himself to a woman during last year's World Cup in Sydney," Gayle's manager Simon Auteri said in a statement.
     
"Despite such denials Fairfax Media continues to publish the false and defamatory allegations which have received widespread re-publication in media throughout the world,” he added.
     
"As a result Chris Gayle has retained Mark O'Brien, a leading Australian media lawyer to immediately commence defamation proceedings against Fairfax Media."
     
The storm surrounding the star Jamaican cricketer intensified yesterday as new allegations about his behavior towards women emerged. More female journalists aired complaints against the West Indian. Gayle apologized and tried to brush off the exchange with McLaughlin as a harmless joke, but Fox Sports reporter Neroli Meadows branded the Jamaican a 'creep'.

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