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20 December 2009

Comedian says incident sexual act on a 4yr old was drunken accident

Oh what the FUCK!!!  How does one not know that they are performing an indecent act on a four yr old????   And, ok, supposing you are so drunk you are not aware of what you are doing....how can you then call it an accident?  No matter how drunk you are you can tell the difference between a 4 yr old and an adult....but even then you shouldn’t be performing an indecent act on ANYONE regardless of age!!  OMG...what is this world coming to.....

Comedian says incident was drunken accident

By JONATHAN MARSHALL - Sunday Star Times

Last updated 05:00 20/12/2009

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A prominent entertainer charged with sexually abusing a young girl after leaving a media Christmas party says he did so by accident.

The man, who has appeared on TV comedy shows, and whose name is suppressed, appeared in Auckland District Court on Tuesday to face a single charge of unlawful sexual connection against a child under 12. The alleged offending occurred earlier this month.

The Sunday Star-Times has learnt the man has engaged top criminal barrister Marie Dyhrberg and will defend the charge on the grounds he "did not know" he was performing an indecent act on the four-year-old girl.

The man has told friends he was drunk when he left the Christmas party.

After the alleged incident, a woman complained to police and the comedian was arrested the next day.

The man has been bailed to live at the home of another media personality, who told the Star-Times his friend was "scared" but "trying to keep his spirits up".

"He's trying to remain calm and confident that he will clear his name. All of his friends know he is innocent and would not be capable of this," the personality said. Another friend said that even if the comedian were to get off the charge, his career "is over".

"His career has been ruined by this, there is no doubt about it. How could he possibly come back when people know about this?

"The allegations have spread like wildfire; everybody knows who he is, even though his name is suppressed."

At this early stage of the case, it is normal for an accused on such charges to get name suppression.

Comedian Mike King said he had been inundated with text messages and telephone calls from people asking if he was the entertainer charged.

King said he knew the comedian well. "I have always thought he was a nice guy, always very friendly."

The comedian will reappear in court on January 5. His bail conditions meant he had to hand over his passport and he was not to associate with any person under the age of 16 unless he is supervised by an adult who is not a Crown witness.

A spokesman for the network on which the entertainer has appeared yesterday refused to comment on the company's response to the charge, or whether it would take any action in relation to the allegations.

The personality last night wanted to speak to the Star-Times about the alleged offending, but his lawyer advised him against it.

Comedian says incident was drunken accident | Stuff.co.nz




30 comments:

Meggs said...

Why did they not release his name? Crazy!

DenomShi said...

From what I could gather reading other articles on this same story...is that well known people in New Zealand are allowed to ask for the name suppression and are usually granted it....well I think that was it anyway. I also think....maybe, that if he is convicted in Jan. then they will say who it is...not sure on that though.

Meggs said...

Yeah I did a little digging and I guess that's how they do it. This is just... wow. No words.

Anonymous said...

Name suppression was automatically granted to protect the child from being identified. Its nothing to do with the abuser being well known.

DenomShi said...

Thanks, for that insight, Anonymous. I had read differing reasons and so was not sure.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty. You are all obtuse in assuming guilt without knowing the entire story.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Who is the 'well known' New Zealand comedian with name suppression, charged for unlawful sexual connection against a child ?

Anonymous said...

he has plede guilty so he is not inocent, he said he was so drunk he didnt know it was a 4 yearold! yeah rite!!!!! sick!!!

Anonymous said...

anyone got a clue who it is?

Anonymous said...

I did a search for "new zealand comedian name suppression" and came up with Jamie Linehan from pulp sports Bill & Ben

Anonymous said...

I heard it was someone else entirely. I won't name him because pedo's can get beaten to a PULP in jail, which I don't think is SPORTing. The courts will decide the price he has to pay and I'm sure he'll pay the BILL.

Anonymous said...

Take him down to Chinatown and let the boys clown around with his eye that is brown.

Anonymous said...

Yes it was Jamie Linehan.

Anonymous said...

Why is everyone too chicken shit to name Jamie Linehan on other sites? How does this help identify his daughter? You dont know what she looks like or anything about her. People are only focused on Jamie Linehan nothing else. He needs to be named after pleading guilty and being let off with no sentence. Disgraceful NZ.

Richard said...

Don't worry folks, the judge says everything is OK because he (the perp) makes people laugh!

Anonymous said...

the worst part is, I thought it was the other guy Ben, only now that its been pointed out can I stop thinking it was the wrong guy that did something so despicable. Nothing is as bad as the 8 month home detention - but still able to work 'resentence' that just got handed out. what a joke. "he pleaded guilty so sweet as" what a justice system we have.

Anonymous said...

Today he was sentenced to eight months home detention after his discharge without conviction was overturned.

Anonymous said...

This behavior is unacceptable in any other "normal" circumstance. But this isn't "normal" is it. he is a "famous" comedian, he makes us all laugh... I tell you what.. the biggest joke of all is the lack of justice. Are we going condone this behavior in all other instances that bare the same excuses.

We as a country should be ashamed of this. we are not setting the right examples or the right standards.

This is beyond gross neglagence

Anonymous said...

So much for name suppression. I saw him on tv3 news tonite with his face blurred out but I could easily tell who it was. So I googled who I thought it was and got to this site and had my suspicions confirmed. Thank you tv3 I've been wondering who did this.

Anonymous said...

He also has joint custody of the child now the parents have split up. So what.....3 to 4 days a week she spends on home detention with him? WTF?

Anonymous said...

Exactly, he should not be left unsupervised with any child including his own. Home detention my arse, he should be put in the worst prison on earth, labelled a child molester and see how he likes it when the lights go out. ,!,!

Anonymous said...

I hope he gets whats coming to him, A*shole

Anonymous said...

I'm not saying what he did was right. But it does not say anywhere what he actually did?

Anonymous said...

NZ herald sed he pulled off her pants and nappy and kissed her

Anonymous said...

It is very easy to make comment based on the limited information that is reported in the media. Whilst I am not condoning the act which in itself was unacceptable, there were obviously reasons why the Judge initially gave him the sentence he got. Unfortunately, I think the media grabbed hold of the comment the Judge made being “that he makes people laugh” and that has what everybody has held on to. For someone to judge another without full knowledge of everything that happened and without knowing everything that was said by the Judge is bigoted and small minded. The fact that he now has access to his children with no limitations has got to say something because surely the Court would not allow this if there were any concerns about the children’s safety??

Alayna Rako said...

Ofcourse.we.are.going to past judgment if.it was me who done something as sick as this id be named and held in custody.....It doesn't matter how serious the offending is... the fact is he admitted to indecently assaulting his child....The article.in the newspaper says his.sentenced was only.changed Because the.community.was in an uproar....THAT IS BULLSHIT!!!! CASTRATE THE PICK!!

Anonymous said...

"The fact that he now has access to his children with no limitations has got to say something because surely the Court would not allow this if there were any concerns about the children’s safety??"

Um.. why on earth would that have anything to do with it?

It's not like the judge's child is involved, and the NZ judiciary has no interest in protecting victims from our criminal shitbags.

Anonymous said...

"The fact that he now has access to his children with no limitations has got to say something because surely the Court would not allow this if there were any concerns about the children’s safety??"

Um.. why on earth would that have anything to do with it?

It's not like the judge's child is involved, and the NZ judiciary has no interest in protecting victims from our criminal shitbags.

Anonymous said...

What a fucken joke. Im disgusted. 8 months home d. What a piss poor country we live in and yet we do nothing but this.

Anonymous said...

update: the world is run by pedos.
judges continuously let them go because judges, mps, lawyers, doctors and police are in on it!
probably not all, but definitely most.

dont believe me? google it!

pedo, baby murdering (and eating!) cults are rife in elite circles.
recently exposed as the "Left Hand Path Sex Magic"

.... makes me wonder about that tattoo bens got his arm of a childs left hand..