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- Mar 8, 2009
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Trying to prove that her motive was purely to ruin him, not that she was wronged.A snippet from today's court hearing:
Burgess’s lawyer Phillip Boulten SC accused her of leaking documents to a media publication in order to destroy his client’s reputation.
But Ms Burgess said The Australian approached her about rumours that had been circulating and said she chose not to cover up her side of the story “which is so typical of the system I was a part of”.
Why does Burgess' defence lawyer keep on with this line of 'defence'? Forget trying to deflect the issue -- it's irrelevant how the story came to and start disputing the allegations!
Tbh haven't read/followed any specifics with the case. Just scrolled through this thread, and saw something about leaked information to the media. Generally speaking, I think if a third party was to publish info "other than when giving evidence", this info may be deemed inadmissibleWhat? Not sure how you say the hearsay rule has anything to do with leaking?
That's Sam "Twinkly Eyes" Burgess all over, isn't it? Calm, measured, always putting the welfare of others ahead of himself. Not just an ornament to the game, but an ornament to humanity itself.I like the way Sam calmly explained to Mr Hooke that he is not a very nice man!
The judge found Sam Burgess’ former father-in-law Mitchell Hooke’s version of events could not be proven beyond reasonable doubt.www.smh.com.au
The lawyer for Sam Burgess says his client has “finally been vindicated” after the ex-NRL star was acquitted on appeal of intimidating his former father-in-law.
Mr Burgess was last month found guilty of intimidation following an argument with Mitchell Hooke, ex-wife Phoebe Burgess’ father, at his property near Bowral in October 2019.
Mr Burgess successfully appealed the conviction on Friday at Goulburn District Court.
Well it looks like the Magistrate gave him a good eye balling and found "it's not his go".
Former NRL player Sam Burgess has escaped a conviction for driving with cocaine in his blood after being pulled over in an unregistered BMW on the Hume Highway in February.www.news.com.au