By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The injunction which bars Johnny Anthony Welshman from publishing any material relating to allegations he has made against Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman still stands.
Today, Wednesday, October 15, Welshman along with his Lawyer, Peter Hugh and Trotman’s Attorney, Nigel Hughes met with the Chief Justice (AG) Ian Chang where the matter was adjourned again, this time until November 04.
Welshman had moved to the High Court, seeking to have the injunction filed against him by Trotman discharged which was granted by the very High Court. He claims that he wants the injunction lifted so that he can make some other damning revelations, which he has recorded.
According to Hughes and Hugh, the CJ has granted leave to the Speaker to file an Affidavit in response to Welshman’s affidavit.
Welshman was seen limping into and out of the Court. He claimed he was beaten and gun butted last weekend by three men in a moving taxi which he was forced to jump from, sustaining injuries about his body.
Welshman has also been ordered to remove all malicious content from his Facebook Page.
In his Ex Parte Affidavit in support of the application for the injunction, Trotman has also sought damages in excess of $50 million for libel contained in statements allegedly made by Welshman and published in the local dailies – Stabroek News, Guyana Times – and on Welshman’s Facebook page.
The young man in question made damning revelations on his Facebook Page against the Speaker, stating that he had sexual intercourse with him some ten years ago. He has since made a report to the Guyana Police Force.
Trotman on the other hand, has denied the allegations, claiming that the young man is mentally unstable.
The Speaker believes the young man was motivated by politicians to make these accusations against him in an effort to divert attention from a serious upcoming matter in the House when Parliament reconvenes.