Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Stephen Fry Offers To Pay Fine For "Menacing Tweeter"

Paul Chambers sent what a judge has ruled was a "menacing Tweet" expressing his frustration with the closing of a local airport and was socked with a conviction and a thousand pound fine. He appealled, and a judge has now upheld the fine. He also now has court costs and legal fees to pay. So actor Stephen Fry has offered to pay the fine for the now unemployed accountant, who lost his job when he was originally convicted. Mr. Fry originally made the offer when the fine was originally imposed and has now done so again.

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