On September 22, the account @RalphCarrRCM retweeted a comment from another Twitter user @RohanCT while the inquiry was unfolding. According to the warrant, the comment states: “I was watching a Victorian debate in Congress. Henry Pinsky’s company was awarded a hotel quarantine security bid without a formal bid. He is a faction member of the McNamara ALP branch and his daughter is Daniel. I work for Andrews. “
Kerr added: “This pin skier guy has also signed a facial recognition deal in Victoria … Andrews’s corruption is at its best.”
In a warrant filed by the attorney, Dr. Pinsky alleges that the tweet has defamed him. He can understand that he was “responsible for the outbreak of COVID-19 from the hotel quarantine in Victoria, which caused the second wave of COVID-19 in Victoria.” “.
According to the tweet, Dr. Pinsky “used his influence in the Labor Party and his daughter’s employment with the prime minister,” suggesting that he “did improperly” in winning the contract.
According to his website, Mr. Kerr has managed several prominent musicians such as Vanessa Amoroshi, Kate Ceberano, John Stevens, Pseudo Echo and Deborah Conway. His marriage to another client, Tina Arena, ended with a divorce.
According to the warrant, the defamation attribution was disclosed to Mr. Kerr’s Twitter account, which follows 1818 users.
On the same day, Mr. Kerr also posted on LinkedIn about the relationship between Dr. Pinsky and the Labor Party’s “corruption,” with more than 25,000 relationships.
Attorneys on behalf of Dr. Pinsky are seeking exacerbated damages, claiming that he did not believe the post was true or had “reckless indifference” to the truth. ..
The warrant also alleges that Mr. Kerr did not see the parliamentary debate himself, find out what was said, or ask Dr. Pinsky for comment.
Another LinkedIn post by Carr titled “Family Ties” containing the hashtags #corruption, #nepotism, and #pinskierfamily was quoted in the warrant.
As a result of posting on Twitter and LinkedIn, Dr. Pinsky was “seriously injured,” according to the warrant. [to] His personal and professional reputation suffers from hurt, pain, embarrassment and humiliation, thereby suffering and will continue to suffer losses and damages. “
Dr. Pinsky’s attorney, John Arranga of Ball + Partners, declined to comment.
Mr. Kerr’s attorney, Senad Dizdarevich, said his client denied “any misconduct” and confirmed that “claims filed against him will be actively defended.” It was.
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Tom Kawee is a journalist at The Age covering the general news.