Local talk show host Lennox Linton is describing a recent judgment against him as “wreckless”, vowing to appeal the matter.
Linton, who has been ordered to pay a fine of $50, 000 for defamation against chartered accountant Keiron Pinard-Byrne, said he is not in agreement with the judgment handed down by High court judge Brian Cottle yesterday.
“I am very shocked at the quality of the judgment. The judge is stating that I remained unapologetic and that his statements were based on facts revealed by his investigation,” he said.
“In my witness statement, every single paragraph of complaints by Pinard-Byrne was dealt with in detail with the facts that led to the statements being made. Justice Cottle made no reference to that and he tells us in the judgment that no evidence was made to lead to establish the truth. Justice Cottle there was evidence but you ignored it,” Linton added.
He said the judgment sounds like a “Tony-Astaphan-ish” judgment.
“This has not ended. He won this battle. The war continues. We are going to appeal,” Linton said.