Hinch refuses to pay fine, goes to jail

Staff Writer

Back in October, Derryn Hinch was found guilty of breaching a court suppression order over information he published on his Human Headline website about the Jill Meagher case.

Hinch's lawyer then defended the claims, saying the website only had 797 individual views over a 4 day period when the suppression order was in place.

Hinch received a $100,000 fine.

He has now come out and said that rather than pay the fine he will go to jail for 50 days.

"On principle I will not pay the $100,000 fine which was due today. Instead, I'll go to jail," he said in a Today Tonight piece last night.

"I'll go to jail for 50 days to draw attention to all the suspended sentences for crimes of violence and child pornography, for the obscenely short jail terms given to king-hit killers," he said.

Galbally QC has told 3AW that Hinch "runs the risk of being contemptuous" again after what he said on Today Tonight.

Derryn appeared on Neil Mitchell's 3AW program this morning with Mitchell telling Hinch he is "foolish", "grandstanding" and is "putting himself above the law".

Hear the interview from 3AW this morning …


UPDATED 5pm 17/1/14

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