Famous for being not well known

When someone whispered, via email, who the celebrity seeking name suppression after his arrest for disorderly behaviour was I recognised the name but couldn’t place it.

I’m in good company. The judge who heard an application for continued suppression said he didn’t know who the bloke was either.

Had the accused fronted up and apologised it would all have blown over by now.

Instead of which he’s become famous for not being well known, ensured his case gets on-gong going publicity and given further impetus to the need for changes to the law on name suppression.

8 Responses to Famous for being not well known

  1. gravedodger says:

    This nonentity, but a legend in his own mind’s identity must be the most open secret in the country at present. Knowing his Media personna as I unfortunately do, leaves me wondering who is advising him as the actions that lead to his arrest would, IMO been a priceless opportunity to polish his media presence as one of the leading “cocks” of his genre.

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  2. pmofnz says:

    “gets on-gong publicity”

    So not only is he unknown, he has name suppression and a gong?

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  3. homepaddock says:

    PM – memo to self: spell check doesn’t show up wrong words spelt correctly.

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  4. Inventory2 says:

    The irony is that this bloke has cut his reputation as being a bit of a Jack-the-Lad, but when he behaves publicly in that way, gets caught, and has to face the consequences he wants to hide behind name suppression.

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  5. Lita says:

    Argh, I’m so outta the loop. I dunno who this is. Name suppression just seems so wrong, not just cos I’m nosey.

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  6. gravedodger says:

    Lita @ 11 26, unless you are a viewer of . . . . . you, in all likely-hood will still be at a loss as to who he is when he has stimulated some additional publicity and then allowed his nonentity to be revealed.
    However if you are sixty plus, his much more talented and famous uncle would be of much more interest, only as a blast from the past though.

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  7. homepaddock says:

    GD – I’m probably being over-cautious here but I’ve replaced a few words in your comment with dots just in case it makes it too easy to identify the bloke.

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  8. gravedodger says:

    Apologies Ele it was a possibility and as Whale Oil discovered last year, if the authorities go feral it can be a very expensive problem particularly when it can be shown you have the resources to payup.

    This was a time when the MSM could have made a stand contemporaneously and published the nonentity’s name in a concerted effort to highlight the inanity of the suppression order as the Parliament considers the removal of celebrity (very very advisedly) status among other criteria for name suppression.

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