|Bodie in court this morning|
Guardian News Editor
Published: Jun 27, 2012
Talk show host Ortland Bodie Jr. will seek to convince Supreme Court Justice Stephen Isaacs this morning why he should not be found in contempt of court for comments he is alleged to have made against the judge on his show ‘Real Talk Live’ on More 94.9FM in the matter of Stephen Dwight Stubbs.
In reporting on this story yesterday, The Nassau Guardian incorrectly referred to the case of Stephen ‘Die’ Stubbs, which is another matter entirely.
As reported in our earlier story, the judge will consider today whether to commit Bodie to Her Majesty’s Prisons “for several contempts in publishing on his program on June 21 and 22, 2012, disparaging remarks directed toward Mr. Justice Stephen Isaacs during the course of his deliberations in the matter of Stephen Dwight Stubbs et al.”
Bodie has said he did not make any sort of disparaging or other negative remarks about Isaacs or any other justice of the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on his show.
But he said in an affidavit, “If I have caused any degree of embarrassment or umbrage to the learned justice, whom I respect to the maximum, inadvertently or otherwise, I profusely apologize and undertake to make immediate my public position on the same via my radio talk show, in any way, shape or form requested by this court or the justice himself.”
The notice of motion said the grounds for the application against Bodie are that the alleged remarks were intended to impede or prejudice the administration of justice in connection with the trial and to scandalize the court.
The notice of motion said the court intends to use in support of this application tapes of ‘Real Talk Live’ from June 21 and 22.