In his last ever interview Paul Holmes went to the Dotcom mansion to interview Kim Dotcom, this is what Dotcom said at the time:
HOLMES: Â Â Â Then thereâ€™s the spying, the GCSB, the spying. A former prime minister, Sir Geoffrey Palmer, says the New Zealand Government could be liable for heavy damages for the illegal spying on your activities as a New Zealand resident. Should there be heavy damages?
DOTCOM: Â Â Â Well, Iâ€™m not interested in damages from the New Zealand Government. Iâ€™m interested to resolve this case. Iâ€™m interested for people to realise the people who attacked me, they made a mistake and that this needs to be resolved in a diplomatic fashion, and soon, because this is just going to drag on. Itâ€™s going to hurt everybody. Itâ€™s going to embarrass those who are attacking us. And thereâ€™s no point in taking this further.
HOLMES: Â Â Â If you got damages, of course, I suppose that could go some way to paying for a new broadband cable across the Pacific.
DOTCOM: Â Â Â Yeah, but if I would seek damages, I would not seek them in New Zealand. I would seek them from the US Government, which has acted in bad faith, and I would seek that also from Hollywood Studios who are paying the MPAA and Chris Dodd, you know, to do this kind of thing. And I think they are liable because there has been a lot of bad faith and a lot of misinformation going on in this case.Â Read more »