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Blogger Caruana Galizia threatens Pullicino Orlando with legal suit

Nationalist MP claiming Daphne Caruana Galizia informed him that Cachia Caruana wanted to target him and force resignation.

Matthew Vella
17 July 2012, 12:00am
Daphne Caruana Galizia said she will sue Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando for libel.
Malta Independent columnist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia has given notice of a civil suit against Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, over a statement he made on One TV that she had once told him Richard Cachia Caruana had set her upon him.

Pullicino Orlando on Tuesday morning said on One TV that Caruana Galizia had called him to say former Permanent Representative to the EU, Richard Cachia Caruana, "was working against him" in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 general election.

The MP has claimed that Cachia Caruana used his acolytes to do his bidding and force him to resign shortly after his re-election in 2008 in the face of serious allegations on his rental of his land in Mistra.

In a statement, Caruana Galizia said she had already denied this under oath in court during a confrontation of witnesses in a libel suit instituted by Richard Cachia Caruana against Mediatoday managing editor Saviour Balzan.

Pullicion Orlando reiterated the claim in parliament on 18 June, when he voted with the Opposition in a motion that forced the resignation of Cachia Caruana, a chief party strategist, from the role of EU ambassador.

"Any person of common sense would understand that I would never have had any interest in, incentive to or inclination towards betraying a friend of more than two decades' standing, and moreover to somebody I had known for just three weeks or thereabouts," she said.

"Dr Pullicino Orlando's repetition of the same stories, even in the face of denials and statements by those he names, is outrageous and offensive, and not only to those he involves in his personal battles.

"It is offensive, too, to those who are now being forced to listen to his repetitive roadshow on television and radio, and to read about him and his obsessions in their favourite newspapers."

Caruana Galizia, who mounted a campaign on her blog in 2008 to defend Pullicino Orlando against the accusations made by then Labour leader Alfred Sant - even exhorting readers to vote for Pullicino Orlando - said she will "never forgive [herself] for voting for him, for giving him the benefit of the doubt even for such a brief while, and for not understanding immediately I met him that here indeed stood a charlatan and knave."

Matthew Vella

After graduating in anthropology he joined MaltaToday...
Joe Grech
For someone who sets herself up as the paragon of good taste, hasn't she noticed that her lipstick clashes with the colour of her dress, which clashes with her sunburn, which clashes with her strapmarks? As for the Egyptian Queen necklace, that is SOOO hamallu Daphne!
gIOVANN DeMartino
Anqas ilhom xejn li ghamlulha libell.....U HARGET LIBERATA.
MARIO XUEREB
Ara veru kif qal ta qabli, irid ikollok wiccek imcappas bil k....a ta biex tfittex lil xi hadd iehor ha tghamillu libell. Mela lilha xi misshom jghamlha elf wiehed? min dak il hmieg kollu li johrog mill kitbiet moghqzieza taghha? Ara veru li il qahba milli jkollha ittik, hekk jghid il Malti.
gIOVANN DeMartino
Ara Eddyjoyce rega' tfacca Kemm tarani ikrah biex tibza minni daqshekk? Mort jew ma mortx ghand Santa Rita int?
James Grech
Il-problema ta DCG hi li taqbad ma min trid u kif trid u jidher lilha jew l agenda taghha. Those that say that she has no hidden agenda are somewhat blinkered. From what we've seen in these past months and years, she has directed her attacks, without any concern or ethics, only on certain individuals, while she totally ignores others, who performed worse. If she were such a professional journalist, as some want us to believe, she would not have chosen her victims with such surgical precision. Furthermore, from the unfolding events, it is also becoming clear, who directed her hand when contemplating these attacks.
Toninu
Irid ikollok wiccek u u l-ghatba tal qorti xorta biex persuna li tattakka left right and center lil kull min ma jaqbilx mal PN ta qalba, thedded li tiehu passi legali kontra xi hadd li ilu fil mira taghha ghal snin twal.
Ramon Casha
Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, meet pot.
Tony Fenech
I met him that here indeed stood a charlatan and knave. Lol. Just met him for brief while just after the election of 2008 and yet she voted for him and even defended him against the accusations made by the than leader Dr.Alfred Sant, so by declaring this Ms.Galizia is going to apologize to Dr.Alfred Sant? She even voted for Dr.Jeffrey Pulicino Orlando and was elected on two districts with her continuous blogs, credited him as innocent and a good honest politician, but as soon as she met him publicly she concluded all in a sec that he was a stooge. LOl. Give us a break Ms.Galizia pls
eddy privitera
I SUPPOSE EVEN DR. PULLICINO ORLANDO NOW HAS GROUND TO SUE DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA FOR LIBEL, HAVING DESCRIBED HIM AS " CHARLATAN AND KNAVE ", ESPECIALLY "KNAVE", WHICH MEANS A DISHONEST PERSON !
eddy privitera
I SUPPOSE EVEN DR. PULLICINO ORLANDO NOW HAS GROUND TO SUE DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA FOR LIBEL, HAVING DESCRIBED HIM AS " CHARLATAN AND KNAVE ", ESPECIALLY "KNAVE", WHICH MEANS A DISHONEST PERSON !
fufa
Tal-Malta Today, please, tibqux iggibu dan ir-ritratt specjalment ghal hinijiet ta nofs in-nhar meta n-nies tkun tiekol.
Carmel Xuereb
I think that sarcastic smile will vanish very soon with the result of the upcoming election.
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