If you’re on Facebook you may have seen something about this already – Paula Bennett threatens legal action over online post
A man is being accused of harassing Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett after he posted a video online alleging she committed a number of serious crimes in her past.
Lawyers for Bennett have sent a cease and desist letter to the man ordering him to remove an open letter which they say has been shared online more than 5000 times.
Her lawyers have declared a “categorical rejection” by Bennett of the allegations.
Facebook has removed both the letter and the video however the man has posted a series of follow-up videos in response that remain online, while the letter has since been shared on other sites.
The allegations in the “open letter to Paula Bennett” were varied and colourful. Absent proof, Bennett is as entitled as anyone else to the presumption of innocence. On the other hand if the substantive allegations are verified, then I think it’s fair to say that her political career is in deep shit.
Obviously anyone commenting on this needs to be careful – Retired judge warns public after Paula Bennett threatens lawsuit over online post.
For the safety of this blog comments here should not link to any copies or discussion, mention any names, or repeat any of the allegations. Please stick to the publicly stated facts.
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