Friday, April 22, 2016
Woman must pay $67K for Facebook posts suggesting neighbour a pedophile
CTV is reporting that "A British Columbia woman has been ordered to pay more than $65,000 after making unfounded accusations over Facebook suggesting her neighbour was a pedophile who set up mirrors and cameras in his backyard to spy on her children. In his ruling, Justice Anthony Saunders describes how the Abbotsford neighbours' relationship began to deteriorate after Pritchard approached Van Nes in 2011 about turning off a newly-built backyard pond and waterfall at night, which he said interrupted his wife's sleep."
"Pritchard and his wife were eventually advised by the municipality to document their complaints after a series of worsening unneighbourly conduct by Van Nes and her family. The court document says those efforts, along with the installation of a decorative mirror, prompted Van Nes to take to Facebook, which she described as a form of "venting." Van Nes removed her defamatory comments after about 27 hours but the ruling says by then the damage had been done, including one member of the community contacting the principal of the school where Pritchard worked about the allegations."
"The seriousness of Ms. Van Nes's defamatory Facebook post, her replies, and the comments of her friends cannot be overstated, Saunders writes. An accusation of pedophilic behaviour must be the single most effective means of destroying a teacher's reputation and career, not to mention the devastating effect on their life and individual dignity. He now faces the challenge of repairing the damage Ms. Van Nes has caused, if that is even possible at this point. The judgment awards Pritchard $50,000 in general damages, $15,000 in punitive damages and $2,500 for his nuisance claim. It also orders the Van Nes household to turn off the waterfall in the backyard pond nightly between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m."
Compare that with what Blaze posted on the Dirty. Blaze said that if you search the BC CSO you will see that I was charged with sexual interference of a minor. He didn't think that people would actually follow the link and find out he was lying. There were no charges. He made it up.
Then Ace Ventura gets a brainstorm. He finds a Dennis Lance Watson who was charged with child molestation in Des Moines, Washington. My middle name is not Lance and the guy doesn't even look like me. My middle name is James. It's on my coat of Arms. Ace Ventura says oh that doesn't mean anything. Of course it does. I had to present ID to the Chief Herald of Canada for them to put it on my coat of arms. That's my own personal grant not one of my ancestors.
Knowing that it is not me Ace Ventura lies and claims I have been hiding my real middle name for years. That is defamation. But that's OK because I'm not spending the $5,000 to sue his worthless ass. Others will. I'll just point out that a warrant has been issued for his arrest and he is still in hiding. Thankfully no lie can live forever and truth will prevail. Peace.