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Dancehall artistes Vybz Kartel and Aidonia to take legal actions

vybz_kartel_aidonia_idonia_cops.jpgTop flight deejays Vybz Kartel and Aidonia are in consultations with their legal team with a view to taking legal action against The Gleaner Co. Ltd. with regard to the publication of a particular photograph on the front page of the Daily Star published February 7, 2008.

“We view with some concern the publishing of a photo by The Star in circumstances where the authenticity of the document as well as its origin is not known by the newspaper especially in circumstances where that same newspaper has certain ethical guidelines which it has laid down for itself with respect to news reporting,” Valerie Neita-Robertson, who represents both deejays, said in a statement.

“Both deejays have always indicated that they do not support violence in any form and have openly stated that on and off the stage. The deejays are presently consulting with their attorneys with a view to taking legal action against the newspaper.”

Mrs. Neita-Robertson also criticized the manner in which the police acted in the matter.

“The police put the information on the news media first. No attempt was made to contact them first. How can you contact them over the media? That is not how police are supposed to operate; they should lift themselves above that sort of thing.”

Mrs. Neita-Robertson also challenged the police’s assertion that the items photographed were authentic.

“The photos were taken outside of the jurisdiction of Jamaica. None of what appears in the photograph is authentic.”

For his part, Vybz Kartel reiterated his lawyer’s statements with regard to pursuing legal action.

“It is very malicious on the part of the Star to publish a picture without first ascertaining the origin of the photo or confirming the authenticity of the picture and/or its content and as such I have no choice but to take legal action against the Gleaner Co. Ltd. because it is obvious they are seeking to defame my character,” he said.

Neither Vybz Kartel or Aidonia has yet been interviewed by Operation Kingfish authorities.


Comments (11)


Posted by peace | February 7, 2008 7:04 PM

yuh guys havea very good lawyer that's i have to say no more

Posted by mad man | February 7, 2008 7:14 PM

What king a legal action dem a tek pan the police,the man dem a pose wid pump rifle and a belt full a ammunition.
A mi artist but him fi go a jail becasue dem need fi learn a lesson dem a gwan like dem,name wille hagart

tony daley:
Posted by tony daley | February 7, 2008 7:25 PM

addi a di boss. Mi nuh need no permission, when fi buss me gun. Corn fi beat up.

Jot Aire:
Posted by Jot Aire | February 7, 2008 9:27 PM

The evidence is out, their lawyers must be really good to get them out of this one. What if this blows up in their face and what will the lawyer say when the origin of the photo is exposed and it is authenticated.

Mi Kno:
Posted by Mi Kno | February 8, 2008 1:19 AM

mi kno from long time seh di man them a go get weh, this is jamaica people get smart our systems is designed to be corrupt, the man dem ago even sue star now what a way them hot come out of problem and gone in the monetary position

Posted by clare edwards-nelson | February 8, 2008 7:20 AM

IF the picture is proved to be authentic then its a very bad example those guys are setting for our kids ,coss they are roll modells and with all them
shooting thats claiming ,the lives of our young vibrant youths in the society who got so muched to live for whose lives have been cutting short on a dailey basis thats so wrong up.hope they learned that theres nothing glamorous about guns,they TAKE LIVES!

asheika wederburn:
Posted by asheika wederburn | February 8, 2008 9:01 AM

yyuh dun knoe a dem a di resl bad man from when.. tek legal action pan dem r*ss...weh dem tek dis ting yah fah............. how dem fi arrest Adijah di Teacha.....

Posted by innocent | February 9, 2008 4:58 AM

ok off to jail i say...............

Posted by realgangsta | February 9, 2008 7:05 PM

most these guys nowadays claim to be gangstas. i dont know what that means anymore. after i have seen a picture of aidonia posing with rex nettleford in compromising positions. also reliable sources say he was caught on video at one of peter kings house parties. what do you think gangsta means now.

Posted by hunny | February 9, 2008 7:48 PM

addi u a de boss jamaican people dem no ave noting good fi say bout u wen u start to climb up de ladder love u like crazy aid d donia stay strong blesss up hunny say so

Posted by innocent | February 10, 2008 11:59 AM

hunny aka bunny shut yuh r*ss him same one ago com or sen man go kill yuh bredda fadda n family f**kin waste matters unno.........think dem need fi fin u n lock u up to

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