Trotman’s accuser says he was offered $3M settlement

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Johnny Welshman speaks to members of the media.
Johnny Welshman speaks to members of the media.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Johnny Welshman is alleging that he was offered a $3M settlement in his sex allegations against Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, but only if he makes a public statement that the ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) asked him to make the allegations.

This is according to a statement issued by Welshman’s Attorney, Peter Hugh, whose services were retained on October 02 by Welshman.

“I am informed by my client that despite the filing of the libel suit and a matter being investigated by the Guyana Police Force Mr. Johnny Weshman has been approached with offers of settlement in the sum of three (3) million Guyana Dollars on the condition that he makes a public statement that the PPP/C asked him to make these allegations. When he refused to accept any settlement or to lie and say that the PPP/C asked him to do anything, his life was threatened,” the statement from Hugh noted.

The 22 – year – old man is alleging that Trotman had raped him when he was 12 – years – old, an allegation that the Speaker has continuously denied.

According to Hugh, the most recent threat upon his client’s life has been reported to the police.

“I am of the firm belief that no victim of any alleged sexual violence should be intimidated, threatened, vilified, degraded or humiliated in an effort to silence them,” the Lawyer noted.

Hugh, in his statement, pointed out that although an Interim Injunction was granted restraining Welshman from publishing any material relating and or pertaining to allegations, Trotman continues to speak about it in the press.

According to Hugh, there seems to be tactical accusations of grand conspiracy theories implicating Welshman in a plot by a political group to bring into disrepute the character and reputation of Trotman by publishing accusations in the print media and on a social network.

Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman. [iNews' Photo]
Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman. [iNews’ Photo]
“For the record, my client is not affiliated with any political party and I believe the assertions and claims that Mr. Johnny Welshman is politically motivated are meant solely as a distraction from the very serious allegations made by Mr. Welshman. The fact that these assertions of political motivation by Mr. Raphael Trotman are being made before the Police investigation is completed, can only be viewed as an attempt to intimidate Mr. Johnny Welshman and discredit him as having some motive for reporting the matter to the Police,” Hugh said in his statement.

He noted that since the granting of the Interim Injunction, Trotman has gone on the offensive in the media and has been “openly attacking and attempting to discredit Mr. Johnny Welshman.”

The Lawyer believes that his client should be offered protection, similar to any other victim of an alleged sexual assault, pending the outcome of the criminal investigations.

9 COMMENTS

  1. mongoose..name one single member of pnc in high office or office for that matter that cares about bringing disrepute to those offices…
    Does PNC Hammie Green ring a bell??
    Imagine Hammie was next in line to be crowned King after the big fat King Kabaka Bunham dead but for some reason the US and UK didnt see eye to eye on that..
    Envision Georgetown then picture the entire Guyana and what it would be like if the disgraced wanabe King Hammie was ruling Guyana..U think they care about disrepute and shame?

  2. Despite the greater number of respondents to Inews question asking whether Trotman should resign his position as Speaker of the National Assembly indicated NO, his continous presence in that position as Chairman would only bring disrepute to that High Office.
    Only recently a popular UK radio DJ was suspended immediately from being “on air” as host due to similar accusation. That was the right thing to do. If Mr Trotman is innocent, he should have vacated his position and allow the legal process to take its course. If he is innocent as he claims, then justice will prevail. He would then enjoy a surge in his popularity/decency ratings.
    Mr Trotman should take leave as Speaker of the House until his case is completed.

  3. where is the crooked eye lawyer who represent ” bun boi” remember when police bun the lil terrorist willy who represent he? imagine the people in that neighborhood said they can sleep sound at nights ever since the lil gangster willy was bun up and he and his terror group moved…red thread too busy counting the loot US give them to pass over to PNC..GHRA busy getting info on the police that shoot the last criminal..GHRA and RED THREAD AND ALL AFC AND PNC MEMBERS ARE IN MOURNING FOR THAT CRIMINAL.

  4. If that is true, then Mr.Trotman is guilty! you don’t settle when your accuser is not telling the truth, you fight.

  5. I’m glad that at least one lawyer in this country can stand up for this young man. where is red thread? where is ghra? where is nigel hughes who sometimes work pro bono for criminals? where are the hundreds of other lawyers in this country? speak up now or forever hold your peace when cases of sexual assault and buggery come up in this country.

  6. “I am of the firm belief that no victim of any alleged sexual violence should be intimidated, threatened, vilified, degraded or humiliated in an effort to silence them,” the Lawyer noted….
    BE VERY VERY CAREFUL MR LAWYER SINCE THESE MIGHTY BIG POLITICIANS ARE NOT JOKING AROUND…
    THE AFC LAWYERS FOR THE BUGGERER CAN TALK AND CALL THE VICTIMS NAMES BUT HELL NO THE POWER HOUSE POLITICIANS GET THE COURT TO SIDE WITH THEM TO GAG THE VICTIM..
    REMEMBER JATAHA SAID 3 OPPOSITION POLITICIANS WERE OFFERED 30 M DOLLARS EACH BY PPP TO VOTE AGAINST NO CONFIDENCE?
    THIS SHOULD TELL THE GUYANESE PEOPLE AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY THAT THESE BIG MEN ARE NOT PLAYING.
    THEY MEAN BUSINESS TO DO AND SAY ANYTHING TO BRING DOWN A DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT BY HOOK OR CROOK..
    THE POLICE BETTER PROTECT THIS KID AND HIS LAWYER..

  7. Is there no LGBT help going to young Welshman?
    God forbid something wrong with him, who will wear his blood?
    Crocodile tears will be too late.

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