Christian Porter has named the Facebook page associated with this website, Kangaroo Court of Australia, 21 times in further evidence his lawyers filed in his defamation case against the ABC and Louise Milligan. Whether or not that means I’ll be called as a witness who knows, or cares, but when the former Attorney-General and alleged rapist Christian Porter is a fan of your website, so much so he uses it as evidence in court, you know you’ve made it to the big time.
Porter does name many other websites in the new evidence but in Schedule H of Porter’s evidence we make up 21 of the 25 Facebook references named.
What is also interesting is that Porter names 1071 articles published on the topic in Schedule G of his evidence, including from independent news websites, but missed a key article published on this website at 6.45am on the 2nd of March 2021 titled “Attorney-General Christian Porter alleged to have raped 16-yr-old Katharine Thornton in 1988” that went viral very quickly and by the afternoon had over 40,000 clicks on Twitter to the article. Late that afternoon Christian Porter announced a press conference for the following day where he outed himself as the alleged cabinet minister rapist. By the end of that day, the article had over 100,000 views and I have no doubt it played a major part in forcing Porter’s hand to out himself as soon as he did. Without that article going viral, I think Porter would have held off outing himself at least for a few more days or even weeks or months.
It must be noted that I have written a few articles about Porter’s rape allegations and they also don’t show up in his list of articles he filed as evidence. (Click here to see my articles about Porter’s rape allegation)
The new evidence was uploaded to the federal court website on Thursday the 1st of April and I Tweeted a link to it and literally thousands looked to see if their Twitter accounts or Facebook pages were named in the evidence which suggests the matter could be a precedent setter on many levels.
Click here to read the new evidence: (Further and Better particulars filed on 1/4/21)
Click here to read the schedules as referenced in the new evidence: “Schedule A – ID Tweets” and “Schedule B – Twitter Sample” and “Schedule C – Facebook Sample” and “Schedule D – Reddit Sample” and “Schedule G – Extent of Publication.xlsx” and “Schedule H – Article Shares on Social Media” (There were no Schedules E and F attached which are emails to Porter so maybe it is because of privacy reasons in relation to the people who sent the emails. I know I sent one which I published in an article. Click here to see)
This website’s Facebook page is in “Schedule H – Article Shares on Social Media” because I shared the ABC article that broke the story about the alleged Cabinet Minister rapist on the 26th of February. I have sorted the spreadsheet so the Facebook references are all at the top which shows most are from this website’s Facebook page. (I accidentally missed one at the bottom of the screen shot)
Just to be clear Porter is not suing me, other people who shared it or the people who commented. He has put that in evidence to prove his case against the ABC and to support his argument on how much in damages he should be awarded. A lot of social media users are in the evidence and Porter’s Further and Better Particulars letter makes it clear that many more will be added. I think he should limit the number as it turns it into a circus to some degree but from the ABC’s perspective the more the merrier.
Media Watch broadcast a show on the 8th of March 2021, as per below, which gave a good background to what happened before and after Christian Porter outed himself.
My initial reaction to seeing that this website’s name was in the evidence was “Great, a bit of free advertising”. And on reflection, I should get at least 12 months of free advertising courtesy of Christian Porter, because that is how long it will probably take to get to court and then add appeals on top and it could be up to 2 years.
I find it hard to believe that Christian Porter will allow the defamation case to go to the final hearing as I think he will be destroyed by the ABC’s defence and with pre-trial subpoenas which is what destroyed Alan Jones failed defamation case against the SBS and a good barrister would have a field day with Porter in the witness box. But Porter is a person who backs himself as he did at the Perth press conference where I have no doubt he lied and deceived like no tomorrow so there is a real possibility he will see the defamation case through.
I have followed this matter closely and could say more but I don’t want to pre-empt what evidence the ABC might file as the ball is now in their court. I suspect that the ABC will now file numerous subpoenas hunting for evidence that I think will worry Christian Porter in a major way.
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