The Diary: Gagged ex-bodyguard not about to be silenced

Former employee to appeal order that halted tell-all on Dotcom

Wayne Tempero was about to spill the beans to The Diary about life at Kim Dotcom's  mansion. Photo / Dean Purcell
Wayne Tempero was about to spill the beans to The Diary about life at Kim Dotcom's mansion. Photo / Dean Purcell

Kim Dotcom's former bodyguard will appeal against the gag order filed against him by the German multi-millionaire preventing him from speaking publicly about the goings-on inside the Coatesville mansion, The Diary understands. There is talk, too, of a lawsuit against the internet entrepreneur although barrister Paul Dale, representing Wayne Tempero, was hesitant yesterday about discussing his client without approval.

Mr Tempero, who resigned from Dotcom's employ in October, was set to reveal all to The Diary about his former boss on Wednesday.

But Dotcom applied for a last-minute interim injunction in the High Court at Auckland to stop Tempero talking.

Dotcom took to Twitter on Wednesday to tell of his new "improved security team".

"Personal attacks by minions are stress-neutral when you're fighting the mighty US Government. David vs Goliath & Mosquitoes," Dotcom wrote. The gag order suggested otherwise.

The self-declared freedom fighter (right), who told The Guardian earlier this year "We are all the children of Assange" in a bid for more internet transparency, apparently has no problem gagging freedom of speech when it comes to his private life.

Attempts to contact him yesterday were unsuccessful.

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- NZ Herald

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