Dotcom accuses Key of barefaced lies
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:07p.m.
Prime Minister John Key has again denied knowing about Kim Dotcom despite the internet entrepreneur's claims he has evidence to the contrary.
Mr Key has repeatedly said he had never heard of the Megaupload founder until he was briefed just before a raid on Dotcom's Auckland mansion in January.
A spokeswoman for Mr Key issued a statement saying: "The Prime Minister stands by his earlier statements that the first he knew of Kim Dotcom was on 19 January, 2012."
Dotcom, who is facing extradition to the US on copyright charges he strenuously denies, told programme Q+A today he knew for a fact that Mr Key knew of him before January 19 and would show evidence in court but would not elaborate.
When asked by interviewer Paul Holmes if Mr Key had lied, Dotcom said "yes".
"He is running naked and telling people he has clothes on. Everyone can see he's naked. I know for a fact that John Key knew before January 19, and it's going to be a topic in our court hearing.
"If we can show that the Government has had an active role in the magnitude of this whole case and had a proactive role rather than a reactive role to impress the United States government, well, you know, there you have it."
He also said he wasn't interested in seeking damages from the New Zealand government over illegal spying on his activities but had targets in the US.
"If I would seek damages, I would not seek them in New Zealand. I would seek them from the US government, which has acted in bad faith, and I would seek that also from Hollywood studios who are paying the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America)... to do this kind of thing."
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22/11/2012 8:20:34 a.m.
@Robert M: Megaupload was not seeking support to illegally compete with anything. If you have not read recent news a Court comprising three learned judges in Frankfurt, Germany, have ruled that the US have failed to provide any evidence of breach of the company's obligations as a responsible internet provider. They thus ruled that there was no justification for compliance with a US warrant to seize assets or provide mutual assistance as requested under a law to provide assistance with criminal matters. Simply because it is not a criminal matter by their judgement. And the judgement was unanimous, as far as I know
21/11/2012 2:48:28 p.m.
Robert M wrote:
I suspect the Key point in the Q & A interview is the assertion by Dot Com that Banks specifically asked him to make two $25,000 anonymous donations to fit the rules rather than one $50, 000 donation from Anon. Glenie in donating to Clark and Labour was largely supporting a political position he agreed with. It is suggested he would like to have been a consul for NZ in Monaco, but that would have been honorary and while the commercial and human advantages to Glenie are possible and debatable they are also somewhat intangible while Dot. Com wanted in effect defacto NZ citizenship and support to illegally compete with US Commercial and artistic product. When Banks said, I can help you better if you donante anonymously- was recognising the formation of an illegal contract.
20/11/2012 7:54:54 a.m.
@dennis@9:13 last night: The Megaupload business made a profit from providing bandwidth and storage for data. There is no crime attached to that. The New Zealand Solicitor General was advised prior to a raid (home invasion) that an application to seize property needed to be "on notice". He disregarded that legislation -- willfully -- and stole a whole lot of property including a collection of cars. His job at the time was the Solicitor General. His job was to uphold to the maximum the rights of any or all New Zealander/s. He sold us all out be being dishonest. He wasn't admonished by anyone. He now sits as a judge of the High Court along with the judge who reviewed this conduct and admitted that the process was illegal and Megaupload's lawyers should have had opportunity to take legal steps to prevent the "seizure", perhaps an application for an injunction, or some form of Court protection on items sought so that it would be considered in a valid manner, as was done by Germany. What instead occurred showed that our Court is not independent of politics. The items were not returned, a false, and in-thought-about level of validity was assigned to an application for extradition, and the orders were made "valid", again without proper opportunity to counter on behalf of the owners, in a "deal" organized with the Government
19/11/2012 11:45:53 p.m.
Kim.Com better bring the evidence of Key's lies in court or asap or else Kim's credibility and support will diminish pronto.
19/11/2012 9:13:34 p.m.
Says the guy who made his money off crime and the backs of other people.
19/11/2012 12:48:16 p.m.
Is everyone forgetting that this government gave Dotcom residency. He was thoroughly checked out for criminality and this govt said he was good. They even okayed him to buy property. If he says John Key new earlier then I believe him and wait patiently for the evidence which Kim would need to show at a given point in time that his legal team will decide and not before.
19/11/2012 12:29:50 p.m.
Timothy Ouseley wrote:
Is this issue really relevant to anyone anymore? I don't trust Key or Kim Dotcom any further than i could throw either of them. Especially in Dotcom's case! John Banks, Dotcom and Key should all be more careful of who they befriend in future.
19/11/2012 11:34:55 a.m.
Once again, John Key conveniently leaves the country at this time.
19/11/2012 9:46:41 a.m.
National is all about lies coverups and cheating the public for the support of big banks. Google: John Key & BOA Bank.
19/11/2012 8:58:04 a.m.
Dotcom. GO FOR THE THROAT.
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