You weren’t telling a few porkies were you to Carter Ruck? Cast your minds back to this post I made in February 2012, called Just a few quick questions, in which on the 26th of the same month Tony Bennett said he had given up being a moderator on Jill Havern’s forum.
He wrote in an email:
1. I wrote on 13 February to Carter-Ruck suggesting that a two-day trial could be avoided, especially now that I had resigned from the Commitee of MF, no longer owned the MF domain name, had given up being a Moderator on Jill’s forum, and had decided to cease campaigning re Madeleine’s disappearance.
Hold on sunshine… what is this I see (screenshot of full page):
Can you imagine the conversation in Court…
Judge… Mr Bennett can you remove posts, that people make from the site you post on?
Mr Bennett … Ummm which site?
Judge … The site where you have told Carter Ruck you are no longer moderator of.
Mr Bennett … Well errr umm
Judge … It is a simple question, yes or no, which is it?
Mr Bennett … (thinking) do I say Yes and then have to explain why I haven’t removed the offending posts completely or do I commit perjury and say no?
Judge.. Have you got an answer Mr Bennett.. because I have evidence here that you are a moderator on that site and you could have removed libellous and defamatory posts. Am I correct?
Mr Bennett… I’m fooked
*cue jailhouse rock*
Now how is he going to explain to Carter Ruck why the offending posts about Mr Smethurst were not removed when he is in fact a moderator?