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HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC) — Public Safety Minister Michael Dunkley has issued a writ against Opposition Leader Marc Bean, claiming remarks he made during a discussion on the social networking site Facebook were defamatory.
The website debate took place on September 30 after Dunkley, a dairy owner, who is also the island's deputy premier, tabled a motion in the House of Assembly recommending a joint select committee be formed to examine the implementation of random drug tests for members of parliament.
One contributor posted a link to a 2007 video made by a former narcotics officer who had questioned whether Dunkley had played any part in a 2003 drugs importation conspiracy involving two of his Dunkley Dairy employees.
The two men were jailed for 10 years in 2005 after being found guilty of attempting to smuggle the drugs into the island in one of Dunkley's Dairy container.
But during the debate on Facebook's Bermuda Election 2012 page, Bean made several references to the video and made comments about the minister, who filed the lawsuit against the Opposition leader last Thursday.
Dunkley told the Royal Gazette newspaper he considered the remarks defamatory and said Bean, the leader of the main Opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP), had turned down a request to withdraw the comments.
"I understand that in politics you have to have a thick skin, but in my opinion he definitely crossed the line and that is why I have taken this action," Dunkley said.
The PLP lost its 14-year grip on power in last December's general election, going down by 19 seats to 17 to the One Bermuda Alliance.
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