Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Why The Ethiopian Lawyers Decided To Sue Betty

Someone who is either a member of the Lawyer’s union planning to Sue Betty Aberra, or simply another Ethiopian who is well versed in their nation’s law left a comment on an article [here] stating why Betty should not be sued by well thinking lawyers. The comment rebuts my stand as follows;

Let me clarify some of the confusion on Ethiopian criminal code. U mention a number of excellent points (1,2,3) let see them one by one.

1. Betty did not have sex in public, she was inside a house.

In terms of legal definition, I believe Betty did have sex in public! According to legal dictionary, in “public” define As an adjective, “ open to all; notorious. Open to common use. Belonging to the people at large; relating to or affecting the whole people of a state, nation, or community; not limited or restricted to any particular class of the community “.

It is worth to mention that the sexual encounter was broadcasting live (as it happens) for the viewers in Ethiopia. Many legal analyses believe that live broadcasting is indeed was consider public or open to public view. bear in mind! In the eyes of the law There is a big difference between seeing sexual act as it happen vs aftermath(video) of the seen.

Art 608 prohibit any sexual act “in a public place or in sight of the public, deliberately performs the sexual act or any other obscene act or gesture grossly offensive to decency or morals.”

2. The sex was not in Ethiopia. Isn’t BBA shot on location in South Africa?

According to (Art -11) of Ethiopian criminal code explain the national territory of Ethiopia. which are comprises the land, sea and air. What does mean Crime committed on Ethiopian “AIR”? It includes broadcasting on radio, TV, satellite, planes etc…The extent of this area is determined by law. Also on Art 13 explains about offence committed in foreign country against Ethiopia. There are special codes that allow for prosecutor to use in special case. Many people who commits crime in foreign country were find guilty and convicted in Ethiopian court. So it is possible she could be trial in Ethiopia or in absence.

3. If they aren’t adding Big Brother to the suit as well, then it should be struck out also.

According to lawsuit (affidavit) they also sue BBA for breaking Ethiopia’s broadcasting law Art-(609,610 ) which prohibit “(a) makes, imports or exports, transports, receives, possesses, display in public, of fern for sale or hire, distributes or circulates writing images, posters, films or other objects which are obscene or grossly indecent, or in any other way traffics or trades in them; or(b) advertises, indicates or makes known, by any means, how or from whom such objects may be procured or circulated, either directly or indirectly, is punishable.”

Finally, The whole thing about Betty's law suit is not about punishing her but also to remind others not to do stupid thing on Facebook , twitter or on email. Good citizens have a moral as well as a legal obligation to abide by laws. If we fail to perform or live up to a legal duty, we can be criminally prosecuted or sued. That is exactly what happen for Betty.

31 comments:

  1. I dont agree with what she did it was slutty and cheap but common now,if it was not to happen there are cameras everywhere,they could stop them. And by the way she just slept with Bolt not with everyone else,she believed that they were in a relationship and it was not in Ethiopia.

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    1. Who r u to judge her? Havnt u had sex before in your life? Did anybody call u " slutty and cheap" TF!!! Betty is not perfect shs not a saint yet she is allowed to make a mistake its a way of learning in life so excuse me you shudnt act perfect coz u aint WTF

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  2. Ethiopia country i would never ever think of travelling

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  3. Betty didn't ask for anyone s pussy when she go in to the house they should just live her alone. Its hers and she felt the need to fuck with it.

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  4. Henceforth......ethopia shd be banned frm participating in BBA...... Shikeena

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  5. I agree wit u n wt is it tht is so special abt Ethiopia? Wht if Betty ws an actress n she had 2 act on tht line? Does it mean she ws disrespecting her country? Haai man thy can go 2 ...! Tht ws bba act... HelloooO!

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  6. Wow!Ethopia n its laws lol
    Betty used her own fuckn body, she knws wat she was doing.pls stop dis nonsense of suing her 4 doing wat she tot was gud n satisfactory 4 her

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  7. Leave Betty alone!!!who r u to judge her???

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    1. Thank you!! People r portraying innocence around here

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  8. Ethiopia should be banned from BBA participation, period!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Period. Let BBA ban Ethopia from participating

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  9. Leave her alone

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  10. So we all agree no more Ethopians on BBA or else they will all leave the first Sunday to go and have sex in their Ethopian houses.
    What a lame law this is, no wonder there are so many hungry mouths in that country people can't enjoy the outdoors they always having sex indoors, check the population and starvation.

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  11. I tweeted dis n I'll repeat it here again all I will remember Betty wit is beautiful cos she really is. Who r dey 2 judge sumtin most pple do on a daily basis not dat ‎​am saying it is right. But 2 be sued? Dat's so backward if it was Bimp ‎​am sure nothing would have bin heard. They shld b happy BBA is giving dem a platform 2 showcase deir beautiful pple cos ♍Ɣ‎​ earliest memories of Ethiopia is a land of hunger drought n famine. Betty is welcome to seek asylum in Nigeria ‎​am sure it will be granted n I'll lyk 2 hv her as a frnd.

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  12. I also suggest that ethopians must not participate in big brother.what is done by the ethopians to betty, it is the defemation of charecter. Betty did it and itsdone and over. Now they are making it the big issue now. Why? They are drawing attention from all people , even those who did not watch bba and those who are not vip. For example, I did not c it.

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  13. You all are stupid. Did it occur to you that she was representing Ethiopia? Common she brought shame on all Ethiopian women. If she had gone on her own accord it would be a different case. She was carry the flag of her country, she should have know better. Stupid girl

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    1. My friend dis is a personal representation,was it ur country dat pick her?dis so called ethiopian must be a no go country and must not been seen any where around bba.if is a mistake she has made it and she shud be left alone, and what were u al looking for in BBA at d time it happened

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  14. The so called lawyers please first try to stop prostitution and force the law to punish the rappers.

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  15. It is a pity.This shd serve as a lesson to all afrIca females.

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  16. My friend dis is a personal representation,was it ur country dat pick her?dis so called ethiopian must be a no go country and must not been seen any where around bba.if is a mistake she has made it and she shud be left alone, and what were u al looking for in BBA at d time it happened

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  17. Law is law,period.

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  18. I'm happy not to be from Ethiopia :-). Ban Ethiopia from participating Big Brother Africa...

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  19. WE ALL HAD SEX BEFORE BUT RESPRESENTING YOUR COUNTRY AND ESPECIALLY AFRICA,THAT IS JUST PLAIN DISGUSTING AND DISRESPECTFULL TO YOUR PARENT,FAMILY AND FRIENDS WATCHING AND TRYING TO SUPPORT YOU. AFRICAN WOMAN ARE RAISED WITH SO MUCH DIGNITY AND VALUES,THAT IT IS JUST UNEXCEPTED FOR SOMEONE TO FALL THAT LOW FOR MONEY,ESPECIALLY WITH SOMEONE THAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. YES EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES BUT IF YOU KNOW YOUR COUNTRY WILL ACT THIS WAY AND YOUR PUSSY IS ON HEAT,DONT GO TO THE SHOW THEN!!!!!

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    1. *my ears r itchin**, pussy on heat? Am still laffin.

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  20. U were suppose to stop her entering to the house, you fool

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  21. Exclude Ethopian from future BBAs sex will keep happening

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    1. ya it will sadly to know people(fools) cant even stay in one house for 3 month without sex.
      so much respect goes to north and north east of Africa.

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  22. The lawyers are all virgins.

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  23. she deserve it but its not like she is the first girl to break Ethiopian so called culture just go out and see what other Ethiopians are doing!!!!! sham on her

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  24. Hey sex is nothing hey Keegan had a sex in big house and he win the money so presenting means nothing only tht Betty thta bad lucky for her

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  25. Your religion is really affecting your thinking Ethopians... women are still slaves in your country

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