Mark Byron sentenced to Facebook apology or jail time after venting about wife on social network

A Cincinnati man with an order of protection filed against him by his wife had two choices when he was found in contempt: Jail time, or a month long sentence of posting apology letters on Facebook.

It all started when a frustrated Mark Byron took to Facebook to vent about his upcoming divorce, according to the Globe and Mail.

His Facebook post read, ""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!"

A U.S. Magistrate found him in contempt of the temporary restraining order placed which prohibited him from causing his wife or their child physical or mental abuse, harassment, annoyance or bodily injury.

Magistrate Paul Meyers told him he could go to jail for two months and pay a $500 fee or post a court written apology on his Facebook wall for a month and pay $1,156 in owed child support. Byron went with the Facebook appology, and he also covered the legal fees connected with Facebook for his soon to be ex-wife, Elizabeth.

Byron has blocked Elizabeth as a Facebook friend and says he is afraid to say anything anymore, the article said.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/x8sEkk

Print this article Back to Top

Comments