Court Fines Spoon Network US$1k, US$300 Per Employee for Assaulting Sheriff
The Sixth Judicial Circuit, Civil Law Court Judge Kennedy Peabody has imposed a $US one-thousand fine on the Management of Spoon FM/ TV Network and $US three hundred on each staff.
Judge Peabody ordered the closure of the Management of Spoon TV and FM Communication Network on Friday, July 14, 2023, following a complaint filed by former Deputy Director General for information Coordination at the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-information Services Wilmot Smith for the action of damages, slander, and libel.
It was alleged that during the execution of the court order on Friday, July 14, 2023, some staff and management of Spoon Network attacked and reign insult on court officers and the judge.
Late Monday evening, Judge Peabody issued a writ of Summon on the Management of Spoon Network and some staff to show cause why they should not be held in contempt of court if any.
On Tuesday, July 18, 2023, the Management of Spoon along with some of its staff appeared in court with their lawyer on the order of Judge Peabody.
The lawyer representing Spoon Network and the staff pleaded with the Judge for mercy.
But Judge Peabody ruled imposing a $US one-thousand Dollar on the Management of Spoon Network and $US three hundred on each staff to be paid in government revenue within twenty-four hours.