Bodden Town MLA Dwayne Seymour has filed a writ of summons against Sandra Hill alleging libel on her Cayman Marl Road website.
The writ claims damages for libel over three specific publications – ‘MLA alleged to be involved in child rape bribery’ published on the website on 7 Aug., ‘Sexual assault of Bodden Town child confirmed’ published on the website on 10 Aug., and a podcast titled ‘Alleged MLA bribery in child rape case’ published 6 Aug. on Facebook.
Links provided in the writ for the first two publications lead to a ‘Page Not Found’ message on the Cayman Marl Road website. The podcast remains on the Cayman Marl Road Facebook.
The writ, filed 16 Aug., calls for a permanent injunction against publication of “any similar defamatory or malicious falsehoods” concerning Seymour.
Hill was given 14 days to reply to the writ.
She shared the writ to her Facebook page on 22 Aug., stating, “Dwayne Seymour filed suit … why? CMR never mention any MLA’s name with anything!”
Police Commissioner Derek Byrne held a press conference earlier this month where he stated that there was no evidence to suggest the child had been physically or sexually assaulted.