(CMR) Minister of Health Dr. Christopher Tufton on Thursday (July 16) said he had reported social media allegations levelled against him to the police.
Tufton has been trending on social media platforms since Tuesday when a burner account which used the handle “angry wife” started putting out allegations against the prominent minister.
“This matter has been reported to the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Division (C-TOC) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and I have also instructed my attorneys to use all available legal steps to ensure the prosecution of these cyber criminals and in any event to seek recourse in the civil courts as and when their identities are ascertained,” said Tufton in a statement.
The minister in his statement said the “vile, filthy and scandalous” allegations levelled against him had caused him ” great pain and suffering”.
“These disgusting, vicious and false attributions made under the cover of social media have caused great pain and suffering and are clearly aimed at damaging my career as well as causing emotional distress,” said Tufton.
“I realize that part of the motivation for these attacks have to do with my public office but I will not be deterred in doing my job to the best of my ability and in service of my country,” he added.