So today I decided that as someone who is tiring of celebrities constantly gaining attention over violence – then claiming their actions are completely due to mental health – I decided to contact Matthew Newton’s lawyer through Twitter.
Evidently, some of the things he said, he later went to take down but that’s why I screen captured the communication. I wasn’t intentionally trying to push lawyer Chris Murphy to the edge, but I strongly oppose people abusing Section 32 (The eligibility to be sentenced or dealt with under the mental health act) and I desperately refuse to feel sympathetic for a man who uses medication with alcohol yet still manages to be treated as if the alcohol thrown into the equation is irrelevant.
I’ve spent years of my life battling with over four different diagnosis’s and I can not honestly say that when being dealt with by the courts of law – that I’ve been given a fair advantage or any lenience like a celebrity has.
Now, Matthew Newton isn’t exactly an internationally famous actor – in fact, for the last few years he has been more notable for violent attacks against his ex-partner, a case which was thrown away because the lawyer thought Matthew Newton was ‘a gentlemen in the court room’
So, contacting Chris Murphy was a very interesting experience. I appreciated the fact he was addressing the critics and the people on twitter who had contacted him for more information, but the way it was handled, and then erased as if nobody had noticed what he had said to his and WordswithMeaning!’s followers is truly astonishing.
(you can see the list of tweets more clearly by clicking the image to enlarge)