‘Uncle Raphael’s’ injunction against Johnny Welshman upheld by Chief Justice

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By Kurt Campbell

An angry Johnny Welshman surrounded by Police Officers at the High Court today, Tuesday November 11.
An angry Johnny Welshman surrounded by Police Officers at the High Court today, Tuesday November 11.

[www.inewsguyana.com] –Chief Justice (ag) Ian Chang has upheld the injunction filed by Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman against Johnny Welshman, Trotman’s Attorney, Nigel Hughes told reporters outside the CJ’s Chamber this afternoon.

Amid insulting statements being spoken by an angry Welshman, who was also outside the CJ’s Chamber, Hughes explained that “the injunction continues until there is a determination of the matter.”

The Speaker, who Welshman refers to as “Uncle Raphael”, secured the injunction against him, preventing the young man from publishing any information in relation to allegations that he [Trotman] sodomized him while he was child.

Trotman, who was also present at today’s hearing, has always denied the allegations. The Speaker has made a $50 million claim in the Court for damages done to his reputation as a result of statements made by Welshman.

“It is at the trial that the Plaintiff [Trotman] has to establish the injury his reputation has suffered as a result of Mr. Welshman’s statement and the places where he made those comments,” Hughes added.

The trial is likely to come up within the next two years; until such time Welshman remains barred from adding to the allegations that are already in the public domain.

Trotman's Attorney, Nigel Hughes.
Trotman’s Attorney, Nigel Hughes.

Hughes said Welshman’s behavior in the Chamber today was “rather unfortunate”; saying he disregarded the instructions of his own Counsel.

Welshman stormed out the hearing which was held in Chambers, an angry man and even had to be cautioned and threatened to be arrested by police officers.

Welshman exclaimed, “same nonsense, pure politics… I was given an undertaken that I cannot say anything on my social media… Guyana has no blasted cyber laws!”

Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman. [iNews' Photo]
Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman. [iNews’ Photo]
He argued that because Guyana has no cyber laws that an order, barring him from publishing information on his Facebook Page, is wrong.

“According to the laws the Chief Justice cannot bar anyone from their social media, but let me tell Guyana that this will be big bacchanal and I have my documents to back it up and Nigel better come blasted good,” a fuming Welshman expressed.

In a response to Welshman’s claims, Hughes said “whether or not there are cyber laws, Mr Welshman published statements hostile and adverse and injured his client’s reputation.”

Welshman’s Attorney, Peter Hugh refused the media a comment.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Well done Mr Welshman.
    I am a lawyer and you are right Guyana doesn’t have Cyber laws to hell is that FOOL IAN CHANG you can post what ever you like as for Trotman civil proceeding is a joke, Nigel need to go back to law school he sounded very uneducated.
    Well done Mr. Welshman Well Done

  2. Folks you all remember how Nigel Hughes was made to look like a clown and wanabe lawyer in the Linden COI?
    Folks you all remember it was the same Nigel Hughes that got together with his good criminal jury foreman buddy to make known killers of babies walk free.
    Most folks conclude that after watching Nigel Hughes in the Linden COI conclude that he Nigel Hughes has some in the judiciary on his payroll.

  3. WELSHMAN SHOULD NOW GO TO THE APPEAL COURT AND IF HE IS TURNED DOWN GO TO THE CARIBBEAN COURT OF APPEAL. ALSO ,HE SHOULD CONSIDER FILING PRIVATE CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST TROTMAN.

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