Graham McCready

McCready loses again. When will he be deemed vexatious?

Convicted tax cheat, blackmailer, failed accountant and vexatious litigant Graham McCready has been told to sling his hook by the Human Rights Tribunal.

A sexual harassment case against Prime Minister John Key over the infamous ponytail scandal has been thrown out.

The Human Rights Tribunal today dismissed a claim brought against Mr Key by serial litigant Graham McCready which claimed the Prime Minister had breached the Human Rights Act when he pulled waitress Amanda Bailey’s hair while she was working at a cafe in April.

Mr McCready in May attempted to have the Prime Minister charged with assault over the matter, but laid the human rights complaint when this failed.

In its finding, the Tribunal noted third parties were allow to bring cases, but said Ms Bailey had no part in the claim and Mr McCready’s case had been strung together from media reports for the benefit of his own company. ?? Read more »

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Serial litigant, Graham Mc Cready

Serial litigant, Graham McCready

Serial litigant Graham McCready has failed in his bid to bring a human rights claim over waitress Amanda Bailey’s hair pulling, after she refused to cooperate.

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Serial litigant, convicted blackmailer and tax cheat given indulgence by HRRT

Convicted blackmailer, tax cheat, serial litigant and bankrupt Graham McCready continues to be granted indulgences by legal jurisdictions as he harasses and bullies people using judicial processes.

Private prosecutor Graham McCready has been granted a retrospective extension to file papers in relation to his case against Prime Minister John Key over ‘ponytail-gate’.

The Hamilton-based litigant, who runs New Zealand Private Prosecution Service, has taken Mr Key to the Human Rights Tribunal over the incident earlier this year when a waitress spoke out about the Prime Minister repeatedly tugging on her hair when he visited the Parnell cafe where she worked.

Mr Key’s lawyers attempted to get the case struck out, and Mr McCready had until August 31 to file his submissions for why the case should remain before the tribunal.

However, due to medical reasons Mr McCready was not able to submit his papers until September 4. ? Read more »

Serial litigant McCready told to “stop being a nuisance”

Bankrupt, convicted tax cheat, blackmailer and serial litigant Graham McCready has been told by the chair?of Human Rights Review Tribunal to “stop being a nuisance”.

Shame he wasn’t declared a vexatious litigant.

The?media, who are his enablers, are of course calling him a litigator – like that means something.

An attempt to get John Key under oath and talking about ponytail-pulling has failed with the private prosecutor being told to stop being a nuisance.

A new ruling today has seen Graham McCready’s application to the Human Rights Tribunal end in bumbling confusion with the litigator told not “bother, vex or harass” victim Amanda Bailey.

Ms Bailey was a waitress in a popular Parnell caf? attended by John Key, who apparently found it amusing to pull her ponytail. Repeated efforts to have him stop failed. The Prime Minister apologised publicly after she detailed her experience on a blog. ?? Read more »

Case thrown out, no re-trial, Banks an innocent man after Court of Appeal acquittal

John Banks is an innocent man, acquitted by the Court of Appeal.

The case against John Banks has been thrown out and he will not face a second trial for allegedly filing a false electoral return.

The Court of Appeal has sensationally reversed its previous decision to order a retrial following the late disclosure of a document, which Mr Banks’ lawyer David Jones QC said “contradicts all evidence given at trial” by the Dotcom witnesses and made the prosecution “untenable”.

In a judgment just released by the Court of Appeal, Justices Ellen France, Forrest Miller and John Wild ruled that Mr Banks should not stand trial again and he was acquitted.

The decision of the Court of Appeal comes three weeks after an urgent hearing held in Wellington where Mr Jones told the three appellate judges that Kim Dotcom’s new statement was a “fantasy and a nonsense”. The Queen’s Counsel said the Crown made a “very serious error” by not disclosing the new material, known as the Butler memorandum, ahead of a previous Court of Appeal hearing last October. ?? Read more »

Judge chucks serial litigant McCready’s case out

Bankrupt, convicted blackmailer and tax cheat Graham McCready’s private prosecution against John Key has been chucked out of court.

NewstalkZB reports

A judge has rejected serial litigant Graham McCready’s attempt to privately prosecute John Key over repeatedly pulling the ponytail of Auckland waitress Amanda Bailey.

The District Court had ordered McCready to provide full written statements.

He says that was an impossibility since he did not have the cooperation of anybody.

“They threw that out and said it wasn’t applicable, said I hadn’t produced any evidence and said it wasn’t an acceptable filing, so case over.” Read more »

Bankrupt, convicted blackmailer and tax cheat McCready presses ahead despite wishes of victim

The NZ Herald’s favourite serial litigant is pressing ahead with his ego boosting prosecution of John Key despite be asked not by the alleged “victim”.

You know they are on his side by the descriptors they use for the ratbag.

A private prosecutor says he will not back down in his bid to prosecute the Prime Minister over the ponytail-pulling debacle.

Graham McCready has told waitress Amanda Bailey and the Unite union his private prosecution “will not be withdrawn in any circumstances.”

Mr McCready, in an email forwarded to media overnight, warned Ms Bailey and Unite against advising or preventing any other witnesses from getting involved in his private prosecution.

He said he expected a district court Judge to decide who will have to give evidence under oath as to their knowledge of the “Key Pony Tail affair.”

After 26-year-old Ms Bailey posted an anonymous blog post about the ponytail-pulling incidents that spanned several months, Mr Key made a public apology and said he was just “horsing around”.

On Wednesday Mr McCready filed paperwork at the Auckland District Court. He proposed to charge the Prime Minister with “male assaults female” which carried a maximum penalty of two years in jail.

The serial litigant alleged Mr Key abused his power when engaging in ponytail-pulling with Ms Bailey, who worked at Rosie cafe in Parnell.

Mr McCready said other people could file their own private prosecution or complain to the Human Rights Commission if they wanted to take action.

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John Key should break #1 Rule of Politics, suggests Armstrong

If John Key wants to make life a lot easier for himself, he should immediately seek leave to make a personal explanation when Parliament sits this afternoon.

Under standing orders – Parliament’s rules – MPs are allowed to make personal statements to the House if their integrity has come into question or they have been accused of improper conduct or practices.

Today is the first opportunity since the Prime Minister returned from overseas for him to do himself a power of good by using the backdrop of Parliament to make an unconditional apology to Amanda Bailey for his pulling on the waitress’ ponytail during his frequent visits to the Parnell cafe where she works.

Front-footing the matter in such fashion might even enable Key to draw a line under something that has been a huge embarrassment for him. Read more »

Pointless, infinitely polarising and ultimately will backfire

The waitress at the centre of a ponytail-pulling saga is refusing to cooperate with a private prosecution against Prime Minister John Key.

Serial litigant Graham McCready is taking legal action against Mr Key for repeatedly pulling Amanda Bailey’s hair while she worked at his local Parnell cafe Rosie.

After the 26-year-old posted an anonymous blog post about the incidents that spanned a number of months, Mr Key made a public apology and said he was “horsing around”.

On Wednesday Mr McCready filed paperwork at the Auckland District Court on a proposed assault charge against Mr Key.

Mr McCready alleges a Crimes Act charge of male assaults female, which carries a maximum penalty of two years in jail.

To reach a trial Mr McCready would have to present sufficient evidence of the proposed charge and has asked for an oral evidence hearing with 11 witnesses, including Bronagh Key, to do so.

Today, he said Ms Bailey, through the Unite Union, had refused to speak with him and did not want anything to do with his private prosecution.

However, Ms Bailey was considering her own legal action and would be represented by the Unite Union if she choose to proceed.

It’s become so farcical now. ? The characters in this particular play are now fighting each other instead of their common enemy.

The Unite union and Amanda want nothing to do with serial nutbar McCready, but they might take their own legal action?

Why not a class action suit?

Why not advertise for all women that have ever had their hair pulled by John Key to come forward for a combined attempt at taking him to court and to….

…do WHAT exactly?




(In the mean time, the NZ Herald have managed to stretch this into week three!)

McCready – seedy or greedy?

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McCready – seedy or greedy?

Most Whale Oilers will find McCready?s court antics a blatant misuse of the judicial system, tiresome and without merit.

There is a basis for dealing with vexatious litigants in the Judicature Act 1908, one of the oldest pieces of legislation on our books. ?The act is currently undergoing a long, overdue upgrade and has already had its Second Reading. ?The new act makes dealing with vexatious and frivolous litigants a little less cumbersome while retaining our long standing rights as citizens to employ the legal system to redress wrongs.

The law on vexatious cases goes back to the 1870?s in Britain where a certain somewhat seedy, Lambeth solicitor Alexander Chaffers made the claim that Lady Twiss was not, as she maintained, the orphaned daughter of a Polish general, but rather, one Marie Gelas, a carpenter’s daughter and a former London whore.

It involved a lengthy libel case involving the wife of Sir Travers Twiss, the Queen’s own Advocate-General at the time. Chaffers had insisted Lady Twiss had frequented the notorious Argyll Rooms, where she met her future husband whom she wed in 1862. With this bit of information, Chaffers had been blackmailing the couple for several years and, apparently displeased with either the size or timeliness of the payments, he finally wrote the Lord Chamberlain to complain that such a woman should not have been presented to the Queen. ? Read more »