MP Darryl Smith responded to CNC3 Fake News stories about leaked CCTV footage circulated via social media.
On Friday December 22nd 2017, specific video footage from my home security system was taken by my ex wife and leaked via social media.
It is imperative to note that my marriage was dissolved by Order of the Family Court more than seven (7) months ago.
CNC3, yet again, has decided to maliciously report on a story that broke on social media. Not content with reporting the story they also embellished it and created fake news. My lawyers are presently reviewing this 5 minute footage and we will have more to say on that in the not so distant future.
My entire focus continues to be on the emotional well-being of my children but I have now been forced by this leak and the further embellishment of this story to clarify the facts.
The facts are as follows:-
1. I am the person in the video footage inside my own home.
2. This was a family setting in which my father and other family members were present. The rest of video footage (deliberately not leaked) clearly portrays context.
3. It is uncanny that the footage was leaked on the very day that the financial aspect of my divorce was finalised.
It is very unfortunate and quite sad, (but not the first time) that my ex-wife has revealed personal information to try and destabilise the family unit in this manner. Given that, my attorneys have written to her again, advising her that an application for an exclusion order will be forthcoming.
Equally as shameful, but not surprisingly, is that some of my political opponents on social media have chosen to use this to pontificate and preach about moral behaviour in public office for their own myopic and self-serving agendas.
I want to thank my family, friends, constituents and all of my well wishers for the numerous texts and calls of support.