Kim Dotcom throws 'open home' pool party

JOSH FAGAN
Last updated 23:18 21/06/2014

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Kim Dotcom has reportedly thrown open his Coatesville mansion tonight for strangers to come and have a pool party.

The Internet Party founder wrote on Twitter that if the All Blacks downed England in their third test in Hamilton he would invite 20 people from a random Auckland bar to come for an impromptu swim in his pool.

When the All Blacks won 36-13 he tweeted "Party is ON! All Blacks WON!".

He then tweeted his 366,000 followers to direct message him in order to get a password to enter the party.

"I'm going to find 20 party ppl :-) Another 20 can DM me for secret mansion security password to enter party :-)," the tweet said.

His earlier tweet stated he was going to a random bar in Auckland to "pickup 20 ppl for a 38 degree pool party at the mansion :-)"

At 10.20pm another tweet suggested he was partying on, tweeting "Turn't down for what?! #PoolParty #AllBlacks #Whaaaat"

The tweets have generated hundreds of retweets and replies. Twitter user @ThatDamnRanga wrote "Wait… is @KimDotcom drunk tweeting?"

@Petenz1 tweeted "Im keen! Pick up from henderson? bringing disco lights and smoke machine! #LoveKimDotcom #party #letsDoIt"

@BenSmithNZ tweeted "Off to @KimDotcom mansion to party to celebrate the All Blacks win later on tonight! How exciting! #swimatkims"

Another Twitter user @timarutractor warned Dotcom that "one person can tell all his mates the password and ur gonna have project x at ur house", referring to the movie where high school students hold an out-of-control house party.

Others suggested the pool party could be considered "treating" under the electoral act. Dotcom cancelled his "Party Party" that was due to be held in January because of advice that it could be seen to sway voters.

The Electoral Commission advised Dotcom's lawyers that throwing the party and giving away free tickets could have fallen foul of the law. The commission said the rules applied "even if the treating is direct or indirect, and outside the election period, and applies to every elector and not just the promoter of an event such as the Party Party".

- Stuff

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