I had a couple of threatening emails (I will get my lawyer on to you sort of thing) from Kristin Dunne-Powell's husband, Morgan Powell the other day about a couple of opinion pieces 1 2 that I wrote a few months back and I wasn't going to write about them or post them until I caught an advert on TV3 today on an upcoming 60 Minutes interview to be aired Monday 13 July at 7.30pm, where she apparently "tells the real story" or whatever that means, about what went on with her and Tony Veitch.
Morgan himself alluded in his first email to wanting to spare Veitch any further mental anguish
"The charges were not dropped my wife agreed to a plea bargain to end what had become senseless and to spare Mr Veitch any further mental deterioration".
He alluded to protecting Veitch again in his second email to me.
"My wife has always been very concerned and mindful of Mr Veitch's mental health, and I have always been very mindful of hers."
"As for Veitch's attempts (at suicide) that is not a new pattern for him, and the reason my wife stayed with him all along. He needs help, and we hope he gets it".
So I get it, Morgan didn't want to drag everyone, especially Veitch, through the mud again and I accepted that, so I wasn't going to write anything further.
The 60 Minutes interview tomorrow changes everything.
If he and his wife cared about anyone, including his wife, they wouldn't now be dragging it all through the media once again.
They have done it before and just about drove a man to suicide and now it appears they are going to have another go at him.
I didn't reply to Morgan's second email but if I did I would have said just put it behind you mate and get on with life and let Veitch try and get on with his.
Apparently they just wont let it go.
c Political Animal 2009