Thursday, December 24, 2009

Name suppression breacher off to court

A blogger is off to court for breach of name suppression on 5 January, the same day a certain comedian, who has his name suppressed, faces sexual assault charges. I wonder if they`ll exchange pleasantries - and I wonder if the blogger will ask for name suppression :-).

The blogger has also been asked to take the offending images off his website to prevent a 'continuing offence'. If convicted he could be fined up to $1,000.

Another blogger has identified this blogger in his own blog by identifying the recipient of the court summons. In doing so he has provided a link enabling people to find the identity of the unnamed offender.

Two questions:

Why has the blogger removed the images, after sending out a media release saying that he wouldn't? The offending images are still available on the cache as I write.

Why didn't the police press charges when he breached suppression in the same way the first time?

update Probably won't get name suppression then. I have been advised that he will be pleading not guilty on all counts - including two of three breaches of suppression on his blog, one of which remains.




Blogger Whaleoil said...

Dave, because it is a $1000 per day per charge so $5k per day....I can't afford they have silenced me until the case through monetary coercion.

The Police only acted because someone made a complaint. I have asked for the complainant but have been refused. An OIA request has been put in.

These weren't bench summons' they were as a result of an investigation of a complaint.

December 25, 2009 at 11:32 PM  

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