I made a comment on Kiwiblog a few weeks ago along the lines that Tony Veitch had already been punished and a police prosecution was perhaps unnecessary in my view. That was because he:
(a) Lost two jobs and ~$750K income;
(b) Had severe public humiliation;
(c) Was likely to be unemployable again in NZ for the next few years.
There were a couple of more reasons I think but that was the gist of it.
I was derided, but I stand by my comments. Of course had it been Joe Public charged with hitting his girlfriend he would have:
(a) Kept his job;
(b) Had no public humiliation; and
(c) Life carries on.
Such are the inequities facing the rich and famous. If you're R & F you live your life in a fishbowl - that's the way the cookie crumbles. And now we know the fishbowl lifestyle means that the bottom-feeders in the fishbowl are sucking the lifeforce out of him. Yeah, kick him while he's down, and almost out.
There is a story that Veitch is sounding suicidal. That's unsurprising.
D4J - take it away.
Just let me stand clear to avoid your spit.
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