- Apr 23, 2013
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BBM: Now that is an excellent point Figtree! The Baden-Clay name is now mud in Qld, if not the whole of Australia. The more mud that is slung around about them, the better IMO. I'd be interested to know which MSM outlet offered the $600,000.
The Media Article doesn't say, but I doubt it would hard to find out -
Behind the scenes, TV producers flew up to Brisbane to woo the Baden-Clays with huge sums of money if he walked and talked.
and what I interpret here below is that it was done before the trial...
Baden-Clay would have walked out to a media deal of at least $600,000, negotiated by his family as he awaited trial.
This is a huge conflict of interest - prior to the trial.
$600,000 is a large incentive and motive that can not be ruled out as a factor which might sway a witnesses answer - if they thought they were to gain from the proceeds - or hold the proceeds for the accused (yet to be convicted) until further time.
Even if the witness thought the accused was innocent - how much stronger would the push be to make sure there was nothing incriminating said - how much more selective would their words be.
I think it has to be taken into account.