Sunday, December 20, 2009

Prominent entertainer, comedian, and name suppression

A comedian has been charged with child abuse. He denies the allegation but will "fight to clear his name".

What name, you ask?

Exactly. That name is suppressed. We may not be allowed to know if his name will even be cleared after the fight.

So far, Jeremy Ellwood, Jeremy Corbett,Mike King,Ewen Gilmour, Michelle A'Court, Dai Henwood, and Oscar Kightley have each publicly said it is not them.Rhys Darby has no daughters.

As usual, the breach of suppression is publicly available on the Internet. So go look there. Not here.

Update: something I didn't mention, this suppression is not a decision that the judge made, it was a decision that parliament made to protect the victim, who happens to be the man's daughter.




Blogger Chris said...

The Herald updated the story by talking to a friend of the comedian's.

December 20, 2009 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Barnsley Bill said...

We all know Dave, I think the suppression order is safe from breach on the bigger blogs mainly due to the age of the alleged victim and the repugnance many of us are feeling about the allegations.
This story will be huge when it breaks.. The feeble PR effort by the accused in the sunday paper will go down as the worst ever user of the "it is not my fault I was pissed" excuse. Effectively admitting guilt in the papers and trying to mitigate by blaming the piss fairy.

December 22, 2009 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger Swimming said...


I could have a pretty good guess who that friend was, too.

December 22, 2009 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

In discussion today was:

"When did the public interest suddenly become redefined as something interesting to the public?"

December 23, 2009 at 11:02 PM  

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