Sir Gerald hints at possible defamation lawsuit for Observer host Dane Knight

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Sir Gerald Watt has hinted that a possible defamation lawsuit could be coming for Observer Radio host Dane Knight on behalf of Prime Minister Gaston Browne.

Lawyers for the Prime Minister have already filed and served defamation proceedings against Alister Thomas.

The firm, Watt, Dorsett, Hewlett Law, made the announcement in a news release earlier this month saying the filing was done on Feb. 2.

The firm alleges that Thomas made false allegations and defamatory statements against Browne on the radio programme Observer AM, hosted by Daren Matthew-Ward on Sept. 22, 2020.

The law firm said the statements were then repeated by Thomas on the  Snake Pit programme hosted by Knight.

Sir Gerald said: “Last week we had an acknowledgment of service from attorney-at-law Mr. Bowen, who is representing Mr. Thomas.

“Of course, there is no defence filed yet, we have filed a full statement of claim and he has simply acknowledged that he will be defending. We are waiting to hear what the defendant’s defence will be.

“There was no problem with Mr. Ward or Observer Radio because is what is called an innocent dissemination under the new defamation laws.

However, following that, he went on to Observer Radio the Snake Pit with one Dane Knight and he made the very same pernicious statements and we have instructions to examine exactly what he said and … if they are defamatory, we should proceed against Mr. Thomas [and] Dane Knight because Dane Knight, we are advised, was egging him on and egging him on, which means it was not innocent dissemination.”

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    • The Top Dwag need to focus on running the country and give the people who arenot working stimulus. Nobody can cuss people on radio station like the Top Dwag himself and his puppies. He need to sue himself first becoming after the citizens.

  1. Perhaps I am missing something here. Alister is being sued for a statement he made on Observer. He was given an opportunity to apologize and did not. Observer was not given an opportunity as yet to apologize. To sue Observer it must be written to and ask to apologize. Without that Observer cannot be sued. Also, I cannot see how Dane Knight can be sued as the host of a radio show where an alleged defamatory statement was made. Any suit in the latter case is against the radio station and not Dane Knight. It will be very interesting to see if Sir Gerald and Gaston proceed to sue Dane Knight and Observer.

    • Gaston always a cuss people on his radio station. Shouldn’t he be sue to? Where is the freedom to speech act?

  2. I am sure if anyone from UWPPITES sued any radio host. You dishonest and double standard blind followers of your Politrickians would be rejoicing. It’s soooo sad that you guys genuflecting forward. It’s shameful when you won’t condemned anyone on your with their continuous Diatribes. You guys lacks any decency and credibility…

  3. I really do worry for the state of Antigua and Barbuda. Carry on this BS and the country will be a failed state before long. I have heard the PM said things about people which made me nervous about him getting a sue. The Country is in a crisis, Hospital on the brink, Health care workers stretch, Economic fall out is dire and the confirmation of a possible suit comes from the speaker of the lower house. Something just does not sit well with me here. Knight, Gaston, Thomas, Watt, EVERYBADY, ANTIGUA BARBUDA NEEDS AND DEMANDS BETTER. TAP THIS SH’T AND LET’S GET THE COUNTRY BACK ON TRACK.

  4. It is about time that DANE KNiGHT be SUED. Dane has been making FALSE accusations against Hon.Gaston Browne over the years. I was wondering when enough is enough. Next on line is SERPENT and OBSERVER RADIO.Sue the DAMN pants off of DANE KNIGHT.Knight is a BIG MOUTH. Hope Tabor will defend Knight. Sue Knight for at least $500,000. This will teach Him a lesson.I have all KNIGHT tapes.Will forward to You when required.

    • I really don’t think being rude gives any substance/credibility whatsoever to whatever statement it is that you are trying to make.

  5. In the middle of a deadly pandemic which is currently raging out of control.

    Any adults in charge in Antigua?

  6. IT is about time KNIGHT be sued. Each night He opened His show accusing Hon.Gaston Browne with His BASELESS crap. I hope CHALKY and your twelve supporters will assist you financially.

  7. Would it not be far more productive and cost effective (instead of petty he say law suits) to be suing China for the horrendous financial and human costs they have inflicted on this island? China was absolutely aware of what would happen when they sent the five million after their new year celebrations out into the outside world to spread the corona virus which has killed masses of people and crippled economies including ours. Interesting how the corona lab managed to burn down when W.H.O. were forced to quarantine while in China to investigate the virus and the lab. China’s modus operandi is to take over countries by offering huge loans that countries cannot pay; their biggest objective being ports of entry, land like the defense force base for Chinese military and fishing our marine life to depletion. WAKE UP ANTIGUA.

    • @jeb… The Art of War is shadowed by, the Art of Deception!
      Unfortunately, sadly and true your thoughts will do little to convince our leaders as to the outcome of the Chinese army marching on us.

  8. Antigua News Room:This is such a regurgitation of news.I read this same stuff some time ago.Gerry Watt suing Alister Thomas on behalf of the Prime Minister.It would be foolish of you,Gerry Watt.To file a suit against Knight in that matter.You would end up with eggs on your face.Do you want that to happen to you Great Gerry?

  9. Gerry Watt better start with dictator and traitor Gaston. The so called leader is guilty of the same and on a higher level.

    Nigel Christian’s murderers must be brought to justice. It is clear that high ranking people are involved in his murder.

    Nigel Christian’s murderers must be brought to justice. It is clear that high ranking people are involved in his murder.

    Nigel Christian’s murderers must be brought to justice. It is clear that high ranking people are involved in his murder.

  10. The PM need to focus on running the country and looking after the people. That is what he was hired to do. Once you in government people will talk it has begin since the beginning of creation. So everytime someone said anything obout him negative or positive, he is going to keep filing lawsuits. His name must be Mr. Sue.

  11. The PM need to focus on running the country and looking after the people. That is what he was hired to do. Once you in government people will talk it has begin since the beginning of creation. So everytime someone said anything obout him negative or positive, he is going to keep filing lawsuits. His name must be Mr. Sue. … Mr. Sue

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