Not so funny now

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The comedian who a judge thought should be discharged without conviction because “he made people laugh” probably isn’t laughing today, after the Crown appealed his sentence and another judge didn’t think he was that funny at all:

A comedian who admitted to sexually assaulting his daughter has been sentenced to eight months home detention.

The man, who has permanent name suppression, appeared in the Auckland District Court this morning.

He had pleaded guilty in March last year to performing an indecent act on a child, but was discharged without conviction in August.

The District Court judge at the time said the consequences of a conviction would outweigh the gravity of the offence against the child, noting the man was a talented comedian who made people laugh.

Following a Crown appeal to the High Court at Auckland in April, Justice Murray Gilbert ruled the comedian should be resentenced.

DISCLAIMER: I was convicted of the summary offence of naming The Comedian.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.