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Blogger jailed for contempt

Had to hand over computer to court
Fri May 29 2009, 13:07

A BLOGGER who failed to hand over her computer for inspection in a defamation lawsuit was jailed because she refused.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Lyndal Harrington, who wrote for the Web site Rose Speaks, is being sued by Virgie Arthur, the mother of the late Anna Nicole Smith.

Harrington claims that her computer was nicked. Apparently her house was burgled a week after she was told to produce the PC so it could be searched for evidence. But District Judge Tony Lindsay does not buy her story.

Harrington was jailed for contempt but later released so she could hand over the computer by July 2. She still claims that she cannot turn over the computer to the court because she simply doesn't have it. µ

 

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