By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The young man who claims he was raped by Speaker of the National Assembly, Johnny Welshman is now claiming that he would soon be suing media houses and exposing journalists.
Welshman is the one accusing Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman of buggering him when he was 12 – years – old; an allegation, which Trotman has vehemently denied and rejected, stating it is a political plot by the ruling People’s Progressive Party to destroy him.
Today, Wednesday, October 1, Welshman moved to the High Court, seeking to have the injunction filed against him by Trotman, discharged. However, Justice Ian Chang upheld the injunction, which prevents Welshman from publishing or speaking about the issue in the public or his Facebook Page.
Welshman was unrepresented while Trotman’s Attorney, Nigel Hughes was present. The Chief Justice advised Welshman to seek legal representation or advice as it pertains to what is expected of him with respect to complying with the rules of the Court.
Speaking with the media shortly after, Welshman said that he has a pen which is equipped with a camera and vowed to make damning revelations, which he has recorded.
“This pen here has a little camera in it and if it comes to a point where I have to expose journalists and who and who and who I will do it,” Welshman told reporters as he alleged that he received advice on the matter from Editor – in – Chief of the Kaieteur News and veteran journalist, Adam Harris.
When contacted by iNews, Harris admitted that he did conduct an interview with Welshman, who told him that his funds were dwindling. Harris said that he advised the young man to seek a cheaper hotel and that “his allegations are what they are but once those are placed out there it remains out there.”
Harris denied ever making any call to the Speaker of the National Assembly in the presence of Welshman, as the young man claimed to another section of the media.
Again questioned about the merit of his allegations, Welshman is adamant that he is not lying and that his claims are in no way politically motivated.
Welshman says he plans to move to the Caribbean Court of Justice if he does not get satisfaction in Guyana.
The young man is alleging that his story has received international attention, as he noted that he has an interview planned later today at the Pegasus Hotel with the BBC and CCN 3
Efforts by iNews to verify this claim with Pegasus Hotel, proved futile.