(CMR) Pinnacle Media Ltd. trading as Cayman Compass is suing Kerry Tibbetts for defamation over a video they allege was posted on her Facebook community page I am Caymanian Where Are My Rights.
The writ was filed with the courts on 25th September 2017 by attorneys HSM Chambers on behalf of their clients.
In the Statement of Claim, it is alleged that via her position as “main administrator and/or host” of this page she recorded a live video on 18th September 2017 whilst driving her car and published it on the Facebook page.
It's alleged that during the recording and subsequent publication she made defamatory comments about the Compass newspaper and their reporting of a recent death. CMR will not publish the specifics of the allegations so as not to republish the alleged defamatory remarks in any way.
I am Caymanian Where Are My Rights page is known to be a prolific poster and never shied away from calling people's names in very controversial statements. Leading up to the service of documents there were a number of posts seemingly taunting both Pinnacle Media and HSM Chambers, attorney-at-law, to come for her as they knew where to locate her as she was ready to fight them.
On September 23 she posted:
NOT ONE OF YOU Pinnacle Media or your Lawyer Hue Moss scares me!!! Your threats against me for STANDING UP FOR MY FAMILY is warrantless and meaningless. GO ahead and sue me, because that is what HATEFUL migrants do to the Natives in this country when they are called out for their wrongs.
It was always alleged by Tibbetts that the page had multiple administrators after she was sued collectively by Ernst & Young, Maples FS, KPMG and Butterfield Bank in early 2015 regarding some FOI immigration documents that were published on her page. She was forced to take the documents down as part of an injunction.
The page had well over 3,000 page likes.
Despite these comments published the page was taken offline on the 28th September.
After the mysterious publication and page removal on October 5th in an equally mysterious posting on another page called Cayman Islands FB News Page stated that she had “sold the page” to someone else and it would be back on 1st October. To date the page has not returned to Facebook.
Postings from the I am Caymanian Where Are My Rights Facebook page.
Despite the fact that claims have been made that the page has been sold Facebook states that “It's against Facebook policy to sell your Facebook Page for any monetary gain. To learn more about our Page policies, please read Facebook's Terms of Service “