Last year I spent 4 months in jail after refusing to abide by another dodgy suppression order issued in the Tim Worner / Seven / Amber Harrison sex, drug and fraud scandal and continued to name 2 other women in the scandal whom the court gave the pseudonyms Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2.
The suppression order and subsequent contempt charge was paid for by Kerry Stokes’ Seven West Media on behalf on Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 who are an on-air TV personality at Channel 7 and a well-known actress. The irony is that the women’s names are still on my website and numerous other websites and no one has said anything.
It was about standing up to dodgy suppression orders and exposing the fraudulent use of shareholder’s funds and the corruption
Writing the article that got me into trouble was never about whether or not the 2 women had a sexual relationship with Tim Worner. It was about whether they were involved in using shareholder’s funds to help facilitate the relationship and whether shareholder’s funds were used for their benefit or to shut them up as was the case with Amber Harrison.
Amber Harrison admitted she had been given a $10,000 bonus off her lover and Seven CEO Tim Worner for no justifiable reason and had been paid $100,000’s to shut her mouth about the affair. Seven said they paid Amber Harrison over $400,000 for her to shut her mouth. And then there were $millions of shareholder’s funds spent on legal fees against Amber Harrison and others to conceal the truth.
So the question has to be asked is how much more money has Tim Worner spent on other alleged sexual partners at Channel 7. None of the women I have named have signed affidavits denying they had sexual relationships with Tim Worner as Amber Harrison has alleged but they were happy to send me to jail and their frivolous and vexatious SLAP defamation lawsuit against me continues.
They were named in a legal document which was submitted to the Australian Human Rights Commission and I had a right to name them and there was never any exceptional circumstance which was required by law to say I couldn’t name them.
And I had lost count of the number of dodgy suppression orders and non-publication orders Stokes and his companies had taken out against myself and others, so I had decided to take a stand.
Just think of all the celebrities being named in sex scandals recently such as Geoffrey Rush, Craig McLachlan and Don Burke. None of them have been able to get suppression orders so why have Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2? It’s because of judicial bribery for dodgy suppression orders. Kerry Stokes Seven paying for the Jane Doe defamation case and contempt case against me is not about protecting them. It is about protecting Seven’s CEO Tim Worner. So Kerry Stokes and the Seven board had me jailed to protect Tim Worner.
By the women hiding behind the pseudonyms it does damage to the reputation of all the women at Channel 7 as “a well-known on-air host at 7 and a well-known actress at 7 allegedly had sexual relationships with Tim Worner” is all over the internet. And it was on ten internet before I ever named them.
The process and the jails
I had never been to jail before and had no criminal record before last year’s 4-month stint. I’ll post a separate article in relation to Justice Ian Harrison’s scandalous judgment.
The biggest thing about jail is the initial shock of thinking you’ll be in a dodgy jail like the Surry Hills holding cells with no sunlight for your whole sentence but after that boredom is the main issue.
I was jailed on the 10-8-17 and the standard routine for jail in NSW is that you first go to the Surry Hills holding cells which is at the police station for 2 to 5 days. I spent 3 days and 2 nights there. From there I went to Penrith holding cells for 3 days which I think is at the court house. At neither place do you get to see any sun light. The Surry Hills holding cells are regarded as the worst jail in the state.
From there I went to Parklea Jail which is a remand jail. From memory I arrived there on the 16/8/17. Prisoners there are either waiting to be sentenced or classified and sent to their prison to do their sentence. For example, I was given a C1 classification which is minimum security. I would have been given a C2 but I still had further court matters, so they gave me the C1.
Parklea is a maximum-security jail and you are allowed out of the cells for about 6 hours a day from roughly 9am to 3pm. At least once a week on a Tuesday it would be an all-day lock-in. Sometimes there might be a few lock-ins during the week.
A few months before I arrived there was a video that a former prisoner uploaded to the internet showing himself using a mobile phone, having drugs and a weapon in jail which gained widespread media attention and because of that there would be regular searches of the cells which the prisoners called ramps.
I never saw any fights but heard from others there were a few. Overall the prisoners are mainly concerned about doing their sentence and getting out.
Then on the 14th of September I was sent to the Outer Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Correctional Centre (OMMPCC). It was a lot more relaxed than Parklea and we we’re allowed out of ours cells for a couple of hours longer each day. Most of the inmates had 12 months of less to go though some had up to 4 years or so remaining. The offences were also fairly minor driving, drug offences and AVO breaches etc. Others had longer sentences of up to 10 years but had been in for quite a while and because of their good behaviour had worked their way down from a maximum security jail to a minimum security jail.
Because of the type of offence I was convicted of I was sent to a minimum security jail which is a lot better than the maximum security jails.
Above is the Outer Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Correctional Center which is commonly called John Morony 2. There is another male and female jail just out of picture.
If you look at the picture above the very bottom green building is where I lived for the last 3 months of my 4-month sentence. It was called I Wing and housed 25 inmates. There were 10 others Wings inside the jail and 2 outside the jail called the Honour Houses which you can see right at the top of the picture.
The inmates living in the Honour Houses had to have impeccable good behaviour records and most had normal type jobs they went to during the day and then went back to the Honour House at night. They also got weekend leave and other benefits.
They jail had various jobs for inmates such as the laundry, ground maintenance both inside and outside the jail and the upholstery shop making lounges etc. I worked in the Print shop for about the last 7 weeks of my sentence.
Is says on the website:
The John Morony Correctional Complex is located 5 km south of Windsor, a town 56km to the north west of Sydney.
The complex houses
- the John Morony Correctional Centre, a medium security correctional centre for remand and sentenced male offenders
- the Outer Metropolitan Multi Purpose Correctional Centre, a minimum security correctional centre for men and
- Dillwynia Correctional Centre, a minimum/medium security correctional centre for women.
I can genuinely say all the guards at the jails that I was at and dealt with were good and treated people well.
Hells Angles and Brothers for Life etc
In NSW the jails generally only have one or two bikie gangs per jail. For example Parklea jail is a Hells Angles jail and so was OMMPCC. Outside of jail they might have bad reputations but inside jail they are like everyone else in that they just want to do their time and go home. The same with the BFL. I got along with them fine.
When Australia media are having journalists jailed to close down free speech and stop journalists exposing corruption every Australian should be concerned
People sit here in Australia criticizing other countries and their abuses of human rights and their treatment of journalists who expose corruption. We might not be at level of killing journalists which we read about happening in Russia but we do jail them as I can attest.
I would have preferred not to have gone to jail but I have no regrets and like everything in life you always should look at the positive. I managed to lose 10 kg with plenty of exercise and I’m back eating a normal breakfast which I had stopped doing about ten years ago and feel better for it. And we all know the saying “if it doesn’t kill you it makes you stronger.”
There were a lot of funny characters in jail and I met a lot of good people who had just made mistakes in life. It was also good to see how positive some were even though they had a few years to go.
Yes, there are a lot of bad people in jail but by and large they are in the maximum-security jails doing long sentences. It is like another inmate said to me not long after I first arrived: “Most of the people are in jail because of the wrong split-second judgement they made. It was a would’ve, could’ve or should’ve moment and they made the wrong call.” For me it was taking a stand against corrupt suppression orders and judicial corruption and I would like to think my time in jail helped shine a light on it to at least some degree.
I have other court matters coming up which relate to free speech and political communication and hopefully I can avoid more jail time. Then there are also Kerry Stokes’ ongoing frivolous and vexatious defamation matters to deal with. But I can see a light at the end of the tunnel and win, lose or draw one of the goals of this website is to blaze a trail in dealing with judicial corruption for others to learn from who will hopefully go on to do bigger and better things to hold people in power to account. And I think this website site is achieving that at least to some degree.
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