Give it a rest Graham:
Ponytail-gate: McCready files new case
The legal assault on the Prime Minister is underway again but private prosecutor Graham McCready wants it known he’s not a “vexatious masked crusader”.
The Hamilton-based litigant filed a case with the Human Rights Tribunal this afternoon seeking $30,000 punitive damages from the John Key over the infamous ponytail-pulling incidents.
He filed a complaint of sexual harassment against Mr Key just hours after a District Court judge tossed out an attempted criminal prosecution over pulling the hair of Parnell waitress Amanda Bailey.
Instead of pursuing the matter through criminal courts, Mr McCready said he had switched to a civil jurisdiction which would be more straight-forward. “In the Human Rights Tribunal I can directly summons these people,” he said. If allowed, he would be able to cross examine the victim and perpetrator under oath. [spelling corrected]
I’m all in favour of holding Key accountable for his actions in general, but not when the victim herself has asked McCready to desist. McCready should respect her wishes.