Ben Roberts-Smith’s main objective in suing the media companies and journalists is not the alleged defamation. His main goal is to avoid being charged with war crimes allegedly committed in Afghanistan and other crimes he has allegedly committed in Australia which would have a long jail sentence attached if he was charged and found guilty. So, there is no chance Roberts-Smith will be withdrawing the defamation case the same way Christian Porter and Alan Jones did when their defamation cases looked like exposing them for who they really are.
The legal game plan
Ben Roberts-Smith will see the defamation case through to the end hoping if he wins that will put pressure on the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions not to charge him with criminal offences. And if he loses the defamation case, he will see that as him being in no worse a position than he would have been in if he hadn’t sued for defamation as he was already being accused of war crimes by the media and former soldiers on a regular basis.
The legal game plan that Ben Roberts-Smith is using is being run by Kerry Stokes and his right-hand man Bruce McWilliam who has been in court every day and who is an executive at Seven West Media. It’s a game plan I know very well as I have been on the receiving end of it since 2014 when Kerry Stokes started his numerous SLAPP lawsuits against me. Stokes’ legal game plan is detailed in the first 5 chapters of my latest book “Australia’s Paedophile Protection Racket”.
Christian Porter and Alan Jones failed defamation cases
I published an article on the 16th of March 2021 titled “Alleged rapist Christian Porter copies failed strategy of alleged paedophile Alan Jones by instituting frivolous defamation proceedings” but people who are messaging on social media that they are waiting for Ben Roberts-Smith to cut and run like Christian Porter and Alan Jones will be waiting forever as it won’t happen fro the reason I already mentioned above.
Ben Roberts-Smith does not care about lying to the media and the public
Ben Roberts-Smith does not care what the media and the public think about him and he has been caught lying and deceiving numerous times. Last year it was exposed that Ben Roberts-Smith had 2 secret meetings with former AFP Commissioner Mick Keelty in 2018 who gave Ben Roberts-Smith inside information about the AFP’s investigation into Roberts-Smith. I wrote last year:
There is a powerful prima facie case that billionaire Kerry Stokes bribed AFP police with the assistance of former AFP Commissioner Mick Keelty to help Ben Robert-Smith fight murder and war crime allegations and Kerry Stokes is not denying it as the below email shows.
The fact that Mick Keelty illegally aided and abetted Ben Robert’s-Smith to obtain police information is beyond doubt as Mick Keelty has publicly admitted as much. (Click here to read more)
Ben Roberts-Smith and his lawyer Monica Allen
Ben Robert-Smith and his romantic relationship with his lawyer Monica Allen was widely reported in 2020. (Click here to read more) But they are apparently no longer in a relationship.
On the 9th of June 2021, a judge asked about Ben Roberts-Smith’s relationship with his lawyer Monica Allen after she wrote an affidavit on behalf of Roberts-Smith in proceedings that are against Roberts-Smith’s former wife. Roberts-Smith’s barrister eventually told the court that there was no relationship between Roberts-Smith and his lawyer which might be true but based on previous reports they clearly had a relationship not long ago which would also be relevant. I tweeted the below on Wednesday (9/6/21) (Click here to see on Twitter)
Whether Ben Roberts-Smith had a sexual relationship with his lawyer Monica Allen is one issue, which is dealt with in a report titled “Sex with clients and the ethical lawyer“. But if Ben Roberts-Smith’s barrister has lied to or deceived the court about the relationship then that is another issue that could be construed as contempt of court.
Intimidating witnesses – former Governor-General Quentin Bryce
Ben Roberts-Smith has been accused of trying to intimidate witnesses and is allegedly under investigation by the AFP for that, but he has also been accused of intimidating his own witnesses which seems like a bad joke but it is apparently true. The SMH reported:
News Corp’s The Australian newspaper reported on Saturday that Mr Roberts-Smith appeared on Dame Quentin’s doorstep in Brisbane last Wednesday with a bunch of flowers.
Sources said she was “horrified” to think she was getting caught up in his legal case as a character witness. It appeared to be an amazing coup for Mr Roberts-Smith that one of Australia’s most highly respected governors-general, who pinned the VC to his lapel, was prepared to take the stand in the high-profile case.
But there was a problem. Not only had Mr Roberts-Smith apparently not sought her permission to mention her name in court but worse, sources aware of the situation knew she had serious reservations about becoming personally involved. (Click here to read more)
On Tuesday (8/6/21) is was reported: “The barrister acting for Ben Roberts-Smith has told his defamation trial former governor-general Quentin Bryce won’t be giving evidence on behalf of the Victoria Cross recipient but “has not withdrawn her support”.” (Click here to read more)
Given that Quentin Bryce will not be giving evidence exactly what the true story is regarding her alleged support of Ben Roberts-Smith won’t be able to be tested in court.
Will Roberts-Smith call his boss at Seven West Media, Kerry Stokes, as a character witness?
Ben Roberts-Smith is being bankrolled by his boss Kerry Stokes who is also Chairman of the Australian War Memorial which is a major conflict of interest but that has not stopped Kerry from stumping up the cash and I doubt it would stop him from appearing as a character witness for Roberts-Smith.
The problem for Kerry Stokes is he has a history of giving false evidence and untrue evidence when he was previously in the witness stand which in effect makes him a perjurer. Stokes is not exactly the type of person Ben Roberts-Smith needs as a character witness.
Between 2006 to 2008 Stokes ran the infamous C7 legal case which cost Seven $200 million in legal fees which they are possibly still paying off today. To rub salt into the wound Kerry Stokes also hopped into the witness stand in the C7 matter and Justice Sackville said Stokes “gave evidence that he knew was not true” and evidence that was “deliberately false” which is the definition of perjury. (Click here to read more)
The hearing is estimated to go for another 9 weeks but Ben Roberts-Smith already looks in trouble with 21 soldiers, current and former, in line to give evidence against Ben Roberts-Smith.
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