MacGregor files lawsuit against Craig

It was revealed recently that Colin Craig had filed defamation proceedings against Rachel MacGregor in November last year but hadn’t served her. He said he may or may not proceed with it.

MacGregor said that the media report was the first she knew about it.

Today from NZ Herald:  Rachel MacGregor files lawsuit against Colin Craig

Last week Radio New Zealand reported that Craig was planning to sue MacGregor for defamation if he lost the case against Whale Oil.

But Craig denied that report to the Herald, saying he had “historically” considered suing MacGregor but decided against it.

In response MacGregor said she had been advised that Craig’s “failure” to serve those proceedings on her or her lawyers for several months was a breach of the High Court rules.

Craig confirmed to the Herald that defamation papers had been filed last November, but would not say whether they had been served to MacGregor, whether it was an abuse of process, and whether he planned to withdraw the defamation suit as requested.

The Herald can reveal that MacGregor is counter-suing Craig and filed papers in the High Court at Auckland today.

It is understood those papers have been served on Craig.

“When media alerted me that Mr Craig had sued me I sought legal advice,” she told the Herald tonight.

“That advice was that I needed to file a document by today in order to protect my legal position.

“I will not be commenting further at this stage as the matter is before the court.”

The defamation saga involving MacGregor, Craig, Jordan Williams, Cameron Slater and John Stringer has yet another complication.

 

23 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  June 20, 2017

    This lot definitely deserve each other.

    • Domino

       /  June 21, 2017

      What makes you say that? Clearly Mr criag was playing mind games with her and Ms Macgreger was protecting herself. I’d probably do the same.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  June 21, 2017

        Stupid fights by stupid people over stupid affairs. That’s all.

        • Domino

           /  June 21, 2017

          Affair? From everything I’ve read it was sexual harassment. That’s different to an affair. An affair is something you both want. Unless you know more then what I’ve read in the media?

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  June 21, 2017

            She sent him adoring texts (and emails ?) telling him how wonderful he was. and seems to have done little or nothing to cool things down.

            Affairs doesn’t just mean sexual affairs, It has a number of meanings !

            • patupaiarehe

               /  June 21, 2017

              Too right Kitty. ‘Emotional affairs’, are far worse, because they actually mean something, to both involved. I really feel for CC’s wife. She doesn’t deserve any of this…

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 21, 2017

              I was really thinking that Alan might have meant affairs in the broadest sense of the word, which covers things from events to business doings.

              You are right, though. Emotional disloyalty could well be worse than a bit of how’s your father.

            • Blazer

               /  June 21, 2017

              @KC…’how’s your father’?When did this hamfisted term,enter the lexicon…of language?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 21, 2017

              Have you really never heard this before ? It is a very old usage, dating back at least to the days of music halls. One comedian, Harry Tate was famous for saying it. It’s English. I can’t believe that anyone would never have heard this before. People still say it. It’s very common indeed,

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  June 21, 2017

              I was, Kitty. Slater’s for example.

            • Blazer

               /  June 21, 2017

              found it…mind boggling…’http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=how%27s%20your%20father

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 21, 2017

              I hate to think what they said, but it’s bound to be inaccurate.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  June 21, 2017

              I must concur, Blazer. What’s all this “How’s your father”, about? “Who’s your Daddy”, might be a bit more appropriate, but equally as weird, IMHO….

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  June 21, 2017

              Look it up in a book of phrases if you don’t believe me that it’s an old. old (but still extant) Cockney witticism. It is nothing like ‘who’s your daddy ?’

              It’s probably of the same vintage as rumpy-pumpy or slap-and-tickle.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  June 21, 2017

              Very excellent, Blazer, finally you provide a link to support an argument. What a shame it wasn’t yours… 😀

            • Blazer

               /  June 21, 2017

              @Patu….what..argument would that be….nonplussed.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  June 21, 2017

              Are you unimpressed, or not sure how to act?

  2. Gezza

     /  June 20, 2017

    🙄 ^ 1,000,000,000,000,000

  3. Gezza

     /  June 21, 2017

    Think on, Colin … 🤔

    Just saying …

  4. Bill Brown

     /  June 21, 2017

    This was always on the cards. No surprise at all.

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