Tamihere sues for $620,000

February 4th, 2014 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Tamihere is seeking damages of over $620,000 in a suit filed with the High Court on December 23 last year.

The Herald has obtained a copy of Tamihere’s statement of claim and sworn affidavit.

They reveal:

*Tamihere claims had agreed to renew his $10,000-a-month contract for 2014 and he is suing for the full amount after the contract was not renewed following the scandal.

That’s $120,000. Where does the other $500,000 come from?

*Tamihere alleges MediaWorks also failed to publish the findings of an internal complaints review process that found Jackson and Tamihere’s interview with “Amy” had not breached any broadcasting standards.

*Tamihere claims the effect was to allow the public to think Tamihere had been fired for misconduct over his role in the interview but that Jackson had done nothing wrong. Tamihere’s defamation claim is for $500,000 in damages plus costs.

Oh, it’s a defamation suit – not an employment dispute. That will be interesting.

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24 Responses to “Tamihere sues for $620,000”

  1. Lance (2,655 comments) says:

    You would have thought….
    Auctions have consequences.

    Nah… it’s someone else’s fault.

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  2. RRM (9,924 comments) says:

    :lol: LOL – John Tamihere’s good name defamed.

    I’d give him about $1.95 for it myself…

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  3. smttc (752 comments) says:

    He’s dreaming.

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  4. Viking2 (11,471 comments) says:

    Anythings better than listening to Mau & Jackson.
    Lets hope he wins.

    Jackson, how could anyone listen to that racist ignorant uneducated prick?

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  5. fernglas (157 comments) says:

    Defamation by omission? I thought that to establish defamation there had to be a statement which is published by the defendant. Looks like a negotiating tactic rather than a genuine claim. If it was important that he had been exonerated, why didn’t he say so himself?

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  6. RRM (9,924 comments) says:

    Fascinating that time and again we see the sense of entitlement by which many Professional Maori ™ * seem to feel that the world’s riches should just come to them.

    Tuku Morgan, behind the scenes man at a previous incarnation of Maori TV – allowing himself to a clothing allowance as though he was an on-screen presenter, and when caught out justified himself “I thought I was entitled…”

    Donna Awatere-Huata, set up a nice kids’ charity, helped herself to a bunch of the money… why not, it was her “hard work” that set upthe charity, so it’s practically her money, she deserves it, right?

    Hone Harawira, why turn up at parliament just because you’re being paid to do so?

    John Tamihere, sacked from risque radio talk show job for crossing the line with shit comments, going for the equivalent of several years’ wages as compo. Because you deserve it John.

    (* “Professional Maori” ™ = Those who make a living out of being Maori, and being aggrieved on their brothers’ and sisters’ behalf for all the multitude of heinous crimes of the white man…
    As opposed to professional Maori Doctors, Couriers, Architects, Chefs and Concrete Placers who we never seem to hear a word about in the public arena, presumably because they are too busy working and earning a living?)

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  7. Colville (2,268 comments) says:

    Isnt mediaworks broke?

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  8. Kea (12,841 comments) says:

    Good show. It was a disgusting beat-up unsupported by facts. Their names were demfamed and lies told about them to appease the hysterical feminist lynch mobs that formed soon after the chat show.

    I listened to what was said and the claims made were bullshit. It was reasonable and balanced. If someone rang into make serious allegations about someone, concerning any other type of offending, then the public would have expected no less. But because the accusation was – rape – normal fairness and common sense is dispensed with.

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  9. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    Auctions have consequences.

    I think you mean actions.

    So, what was Willie Jackson’s punishment? Oh yeah he’s having to front with Alison Mau…maybe JT got the lighter punishment.

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  10. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    If it was important that he had been exonerated, why didn’t he say so himself?

    He would’ve liked to but he was taken off air and so couldn’t broadcast the news. :)

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  11. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    ross – careful. shes gay now. youll upset your masters

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  12. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    surprised they were only earning 120k. the ratings must be shite.

    course, 120k makes them RICH PRICKS.

    also, a 10k a month contract. So “willie & jt” invoice radioworks? not full employees? so they give up employee rights so they can claim all sorts and pay bugga all tax? all the while telling me im a prick for not paying enough tax?

    surely not?

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  13. ross69 (3,652 comments) says:

    At least one woman gets it.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/assignments/rape-in-nz-join-the-debate/9583357/Roast-Busters-outrage-open-season-on-men

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  14. burt (8,269 comments) says:

    dime –

    all the while telling me im a prick for not paying enough tax?

    It’s different when Labour people do it !

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  15. secondcumming (93 comments) says:

    Actually, I had no idea just how much I enjoyed Willie & JT’s show…..until I caught the first week or so with that naive sanctamonious leftie dork by the name of Wallace Simpson…… come back JT, all is forgiven!

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  16. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    secondcumming – the dude is unbelievable. just a weak as piss socialist.

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  17. iMP (2,385 comments) says:

    MediaWorks was paying Tamihere $10,000 a month.

    Philip Hoffman was buying drugs for $10,000 a month.

    I’m sure there are no relative comparisons.

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  18. OneTrack (3,104 comments) says:

    dime – “ross – careful. shes gay now. youll upset your masters”

    His phone is probably already ringing.

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  19. Paulus (2,627 comments) says:

    Mau is going up in the world at last.

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  20. lolitasbrother (693 comments) says:

    quote

    Good show. It was a disgusting beat-up unsupported by facts. Their names were defamed and lies told about them to appease the hysterical feminist lynch mobs that formed soon after the chat show.

    I listened to what was said and the claims made were bullshit. It was reasonable and balanced. If someone rang into make serious allegations about someone, concerning any other type of offending, then the public would have expected no less. But because the accusation was – rape – normal fairness and common sense is dispensed with.
    ” end quote

    my article about all this

    http://paulscottfilms.blogspot.co.nz/

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  21. jackinabox (776 comments) says:

    If I had the dough I’d sue the cops for 25 plus years of malfeasance against my family. Poxy cops, if it wasn’t for me being a peaceable sort of cove I’d do a McVeigh on their corrupt arses.

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  22. flash2846 (284 comments) says:

    Kea (10,218 comments) says:

    Good show. It was a disgusting beat-up unsupported by facts. Their names were demfamed and lies told about them to appease the hysterical feminist lynch mobs that formed soon after the chat show ……

    Kea, I replayed the whole interview a couple of times and have to agree with you. John Tamihere was not out of line at all, nor was Jackson. Now if Jackson had been dismissed for his overt racism prior to his heart operation I would have been right behind that decision.
    FemiNazis suck! equal rights yes but not less rights for males.

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  23. David Garrett (7,278 comments) says:

    I predict this case will never go to trial….Whether you like it or not, in defamation suits the defence is able to call witnesses to testify about EVERY ASPECT of your character…every bit of slightly dodgy financial dealing you have every done – perhaps you sold a car with a bullshit history once -; every girlfriend you ever treated badly; every bit of out of order behaviour you ever induldged in at Uni….everything can come out…Methinks Mr Tamihere will not be willing to risk that…

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  24. Meatloaf (196 comments) says:

    Who are the real victims here? Will the liar have their tongue cut out? The Roast Busters name is absolute trash at the moment. This is going to affect their sales, their livelihoods, their ability to get credit. For that lie someone should have to pay. If John Tamihere wants to take these people on for the loss of job, the Roast Busters ought to sue him for the full amount. Here’s the issue as far as I’m concerned, the White Ribbon Society wants to pass a new law, the Evidence Amendment Act, where if a young girl complains against a man, then the man doesn’t have a right to defend himself directly with that girl. Instead the police prosecutor takes that story into the courthouse.

    They demanded an immediate law change with that story, of the Roast Busters. They were obviously looking for anything to support their cause, and so they sifted through people’s facebook pages to find something. Then John Tamihere goes and starts up the whole thing. So, as far as I’m concerned I have no confidence in John Tamihere, and I hope he loses the election and his livelihood. Just look at how much damage he’s caused other people.

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