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C.B.S. tattoo artist faces another defamation case

Ken Joseph Power walks out of Courtroom No. 7 at provincial court with his lawyer, Keri-Lynn Power, Thursday after his case was called before a judge.
Ken Joseph Power walks out of Courtroom No. 7 at provincial court with his lawyer, Keri-Lynn Power, Thursday after his case was called before a judge.

The man who was at the centre of a defamation court case in St. John’s a few years ago is back in court on similar allegations.

Ken Joseph Power, 45, appeared in provincial court Thursday with his lawyer, Keri-Lynn Power.

Power indicated she needed to review police evidence in the case and asked for a postponement. The case is due back in court next month.

Her client faces charges of criminal harassment and publishing defamatory libel. The charges stem from incidents that reportedly happened between February and March of this year, when he was said to have used social media to defame a man.

A Conception Bay South tattoo artist, Power had been accused of being behind social media parody accounts (FakeRobKing and Knob Schwing) that mocked fitness trainer and businessman Rob King in 2015.

King, the founder of Heavyweights Fitness, had filed an online defamation suit against Power, and his lawyer sought to have the judge order Facebook, Twitter, Bell Aliant and Rogers to provide potential identifying information connected to the parody accounts.

However, following several proceedings in Newfoundland Supreme Court, Justice William Goodridge rejected an application and the case was dismissed.

Power denied any involvement with the accounts.

 

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