A JUDGE has chastised a Co Clare woman for her use of Twitter, saying: ‘Who do you think you are? Mrs. Vardy and Mrs. The Other?
At Ennis Family Court, County Clare, Judge Mary Larkin referred to the recent libel trial involving Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney at the High Court in London after hearing the woman was engaging in behavior “ashamed” when she tweeted about her ex-partner. on Twitter.
The man’s lawyer, Mairead Doyle, told Judge Larkin that the woman was “constantly searching my client on Twitter”.
Ms Doyle said the woman “is an avid Twitter user and has always tweeted about my client”.
Ms. Doyle was asking the woman to take an oath in court to stop tweeting about her ex-partner and to stop referencing family law proceedings on her Twitter account.
Ms Doyle said the woman had engaged in ‘stupid and shameful behaviour’ over her tweets.
The woman’s attorney, Ann Walsh, told Judge Larkin that her client “is somewhat naive about using Twitter.”
Ms Walsh said it was a private Twitter account.
After receiving a printed copy of a selection of tweets, Judge Larkin called them “rubbish”.
Judge Larkin read a tweet from the woman who said: ‘All it takes is one asshole to ruin your night.
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Ms Doyle said following the tweets, people are telling her client’s family members ‘My God, what kind of dad is he with the way he’s behaving?’
Insulting WhatApp messages laden with expletives figured prominently in the recent Vardy-Rooney case and Judge Larkin asked the woman: “Who do you think you are? Mrs. Vardy and Mrs. The Other? »
She said, “Haven’t we seen enough lately? People washing their dirty laundry in public? »
Ms Doyle said the woman ‘needs to know the consequences of breaching an order’.
After the woman agreed to no longer tweet about her ex-partner or refer to family court proceedings, Judge Larkin warned her that if she breached the court’s recognizance “it’s on me liable to imprison you for contempt of court. I hope it will not be necessary”.
The woman apologized for a tweet the day before court obliquely referring to the upcoming family law proceeding.
The woman said, “I know I shouldn’t – I’m sorry. I was anxious about the case and was looking to vent.
Judge Larkin said: “It has to stop. It’s awful, just awful. If I hear about it again, I’ll accept a request for your ex-partner to have custody of the child. »
Judge Larkin commented: “God be with the days when people wrote their thoughts in a journal. You’re not throwing it out there for everyone to see.”
“Anything you’ve written online can be shown to your child and is there in the ether.”
Justice Larkin said the wife’s oath not to reference your ex-partner and family law proceedings on Twitter would also extend to her use of Facebook and Instagram.