Fry Offers To Help Convicted ‘Tweeter’!

By on 12 November, 2010

Actor Stephen Fry has offered to pay legal bills for a fellow user who was fined for joking about blowing up an airport in a post on the microblogging site.

Paul Chambers hit the headlines in England earlier this year when he was arrested for writing a message on the site threatening to blow Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, northern England “sky high” after snowy conditions closed the building and he missed a flight.

He was found guilty of sending a menacing electronic communication and Fry, famous for his love of Twitter, was outraged by the conviction – especially as Chambers insisted the post was meant as a joke.

Chambers lost an appeal earlier this month and the judge ordered him to pay £3,000 worth of legal costs, but Fry has now offered to pay the fine out of his own pocket.

He writes:

“Paul J Chambers. My offer still stands. Whatever they fine you, I’ll pay.”

Good on you, Stephen!  I think?….

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