Court orders man, Mark Byron, to apologize to estranged wife on Facebook
MSNBC headline: A man with a record of domestic violence has been ordered by a Cincinnati court to apologize to his victim — his estranged wife — on Facebook for comments he made on the social network.
WLWT in Cincinnati reported on the unusual order, made to Mark Byron in lieu of serving 60 days in jail and paying a $500 fine for violating a temporary protection order granted to his soon-to-be ex-wife, Elizabeth Byron, for being found guilty in June of civil domestic violence against her.
A post of Byron and his son, he wrote:
“If you are an evil, vindictive woman who wants to ruin your husband’s life and take your son’s father away from him completely — all you need to do is say that you’re scared of your husband or domestic partner and they’ll take him away!”
“I post on Facebook to vent things. I liken it to having a drink in a bar with a friend and telling them how I feel. On Facebook, you do it on a larger scale, and people interested can say something about it, but if they are not interested, they don’t,” Mark Byron said to WLWT.
Here’s the apology: http://www.wlwt.com/download/2012/0222/30517757.pdf