Zone Media supervisor charged with harassing liquidator


Brodie Williams was seen at several press conferences filming and asking questions for Zone Media.

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Brodie Williams was seen at a number of press conferences filming and asking questions for Zone Media.

The supervisor of a failed media enterprise owing collectors greater than $100,000 has been charged with harassing the liquidator appointed to kind out the corporate.

Christchurch enterprise Zone Media Limited – shaped by director Jacob Williams (previously often called Zach Anthony), with Brodie George Williams listed because the supervisor – went into liquidation in December 2018 owing cash to 31 collectors.

Brodie Williams appeared within the Christchurch District Court docket on Monday for a case evaluate listening to earlier than Decide Raoul Neave.

He’s charged with allegedly harassing liquidator Imran Kamal  in July final 12 months by phoning him a number of occasions having already referred to as and emailed him a number of occasions, and being requested to not, with the intention of inflicting Kamal to worry for his security.

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Brodie Williams reads a press release on behalf of Zone Media after the corporate was positioned within the palms of a liquidator. (Video first printed on March 14, 2019)

Williams, who had earlier pleaded not responsible to the cost, may have a judge-alone trial on April 15.

After declining to touch upon the liquidation a number of occasions, Williams broke his silence throughout a “media advisory” final 12 months, saying the corporate at all times supposed to pay its payments.

“We had been nonetheless beginning up. We had been nonetheless within the early levels of organising our enterprise.

“We needed to get our constructing prepared earlier than we may truly function to make the cash.”

The corporate was organising a radio station in an residence in Ferrymead and supposed to earn money by means of ads, he mentioned.

Footage of varied press conferences across the metropolis had been despatched to an Australian media firm, he mentioned. All the cash from that contract was used to pay for the constructing of the studio.

He disputed Kamal’s listing of collectors and mentioned the corporate by no means had any debt with seven of the 31 collectors. He believed the corporate owed $87,000.