Dotcom dons Santa hat
02-Dec 12:06
Kim Dotcom gave a little speech and posed for photographs as he turned on the Christmas lights in Auckland

Internet piracy-accused Kim Dotcom turned on the Christmas lights on Franklin Rd in Auckland last night.

The German immigrant was photographed wearing a Santa hat with Auckland mayor Len Brown at the popular event in the city.

The road in Ponsonby is renowned for the seasonal lights display, which attracts thousands of visitors.

"That was fun. Turned the Xmas lights on at Franklin Road and gave a little speech," Dotcom tweeted.

Last month hundreds of people bought tickets to see Dotcom's rented mansion north of Auckland as part of a school charity fundraiser.

Dotcom, arrested in January, is fighting a United States bid to extradite him to face internet piracy charges.


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