As I wrote earlier, yesterday in court was excruciating.
Yvonne Tahana from TVNZ gets right to the bottom of the Mr X fiasco.
Mr McKnight was blunt to Mr Craig about the pamphlet which took a question and answer form with himself: “This is you just making something up?”
“I’ve based it on conversations and thoughts of other people,” Craig answered.
Mr McKnight is working systematically through major sentences in the pamphlet.
He asked Craig to read where Mr X denies any sexual harassment against Craig’s former press secretary Rachel MacGregor and a “second victim”.
The line was “I don’t see why that matters … just that it gets reported [laughs].”
Mr McKnight: “Who is laughing there?”
Craig: “I don’t actually recall this one.”
Craig couldn’t also recall who was making the full comment.
Repeatedly under questioning Mr Craig held fast to his viewpoint that everything in the pamphlet was a paraphrase of conversations he’d had with people.
Some of those conversations were with himself and some were with people he’d never spoken too including Mr Slater, he said.
But Craig also admitted repeatedly that he couldn’t recall some of the people he’d had conversations with.
Interviewing yourself, paraphrasing things other people told you that you can’t recall and stating it as fact and can not prove is called what?
Mr. Craig’s lawyers spent days cross-examining Jordan Williams about the exact wording of a text. It transpired that the wording was slightly different. In this case though Colin Craig just basically made everything up. Worse he purportedly used my own words against me…and pretended it was someone else saying it when it was Creative Colin all along.
I don’t think this case is going to end the way Colin Craig thinks it is going to end.