Dotcom: Proof exists of PM's 'nakedness'

TRACY WATKINS
Last updated 07:09 19/11/2012
SPIED ON: Millionaire internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom.
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SPIED ON: Millionaire internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom.

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Internet giant Kim Dotcom says evidence will be produced in court contradicting Prime Minister John Key over what he knew about the case.

Mr Key said yesterday that he stood by his earlier statements that the first time he heard about Dotcom was on January 19, when he was briefed about a raid on the German businessman's Coatesville mansion.

Speaking on TVNZ's Q+A, Dotcom said yesterday that Key was not telling the truth.

But he declined to produce evidence, saying that would be revealed in court.

"He is running around naked and telling people he has clothes on. Everyone can see he's naked. It doesn't make any sense. I know for a fact John Key knew before January 19. It's going to be a topic in our court hearings. I don't want to reveal too much.

"But I know. And for him not to be honest and upfront about it - to me there is really only one reason. That's the political- interference element that could stop the full extradition procedure.

"If we can show the Government here has had an active role in the magnitude of this whole case and had a proactive rather than reactive role to impress the United States Government, well you know, there you have it.

"It's a monster issue," Dotcom said.

Asked by interviewer Paul Holmes if he believed Mr Key lied, Dotcom replied: "Yes". Asked if he had the evidence to prove that, he also replied: "Yes".

Mr Key has repeatedly said he had never heard of the German millionaire until he was briefed before a raid on Dotcom's mansion in January.

He said yesterday that nothing had changed.

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