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Days of Tempest: The Liam Magill Story

Liam Magill, 54, is the Australian who found that he was not the father of two of his three children by his ex-wife Meredith, 38. The County Court, after DNA tests, confirmed the fact. Damages up to Aus $70K were awarded to him.

The Aussie HC overturned this judgment. There was public condemnation of this ruling and it is now revealed that the judge, Justice Susan Crennan, who made that ruling wasn’t a paragon of virtue after all.

This case has a special significance to Indian men who may find that they are left holding the sins of their wives’ s philandering. The NCW, headed by the corrupt Girija Vyas, wants the courts to ensure that these men raise these testimonials of infidelity as their own. They argue that revelations about their paternity may traumatize these little bastards and the paragons of deceit and disgrace who bore them.

Remember this, Indian courts are reluctant to allow DNA evidence in paternity fraud related divorce cases.

I am posting this to express my solidarity with Liam !

Here is a link to the synopsis of the book:

High Court Judge presiding over MAGILL paternity fraud case had a child as a result of affair

High Court Judge, Justice Susan Crennan, who presided over the now infamous Liam Magill paternity case, had herself given birth as the result of an affair, according to the new book, “Days of Tempest” to be released today.
Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism, the Honorable Martin Ferguson, confirmed the allegations were true in a private meeting with Mr Magill & Ms King in late 2006.
The Magill case began following DNA tests in 2000, which revealed Mr. Magill wasthe biological father of only the first of their three children born to his then wife, Meredith Magill, between April 1989 and November 1991.
After the couple separated in late 1992, Mr. Magill made child support payments for all three children until 1999. At one time, his take-home pay was reduced to about $130 a week.
He was awarded compensation in 2002, but that decision was overturned in the Court of Appeal. Mr. Magill launched a further appeal to the High Court, which ruled against him in November 2006.
“The High Court’s decision should be made null and void. It was a total conflict of interest, and Crennan should have excused herself,” said Mr. Magill’s current partner, Cheryl King. Justice Crennan’s past was made known to Mr. Magill by Herald Sun columnist, Andrew Bolt.
“A short time before the High Court of Australia handed down their decision, our lawyer received a phone call from Andrew Bolt, a journalist from the Herald Sun Newspaper, in Melbourne. He raised an issue about Justice Susan Crennan and her past adultery/affair, which produced a son,” said Ms King.
A short time after the High Court’s decision, Liam Magill & Cheryl King met with the now Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism, the Honorable Martin Ferguson. Ferguson confirmed that the paternity issues surrounding Susan Crennan were in fact accurate.
“Ferguson said that through information provided by his colleagues, he could confirm the rumors were true,” said Ms King. Ferguson used this meeting to remind Magill & King that Crennan was a Howard Government appointee – a fact that was already known to Magill & King. The book, “Days of Tempest” – The Liam Magill Story, by American author Lea Anna Cooper, alleges that Justice Susan Crennan was in a relationship at the time she had this affair, and she already had one son by her then spouse.
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