From now on, Kipp’s playing nice (on Facebook)
Apparently, Facebook is not off limits.
November 18, 2009 3:46 by kippreport
Dubai Misdemeanors Court charged a Syrian man with cursing and dishonoring his ex-employee on Facebook, Gulf News reported on Wednesday. The 26-year-old pled guilty to defamation, admitting he had published ‘offensive’ comments underneath photos of the Lebanese claimant: “I am guilty and I did defame him because he provoked me,” he said. This is the first case of its kind in the UAE.
So, remember those biting comments you wrote underneath photos of the spotty bully and budding sexual predator in high school who nicknamed himself “The Anaconda”? Erase them. Now.
During court proceedings, the defendant interrupted the judge to say the following: “Your Honor, please let me explain what happened. I had a partnership with his brother in a restaurant … later I discovered that he was stealing the money from the cashier. He also used to inform customers that the restaurant had been sold and that I had nothing to do with the restaurant anymore. His behavior provoked me and that’s why I posted the comments on Facebook …” The judge silenced him.
Apparently, judges don’t like to be interrupted.