Monday, May 12, 2008

Mercedes Corby 'betrayed' by former best friend

The sister of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has told a defamation trial in Sydney that a friend betrayed her by selling a personal letter to the media.

Mercedes Corby is suing the Seven Network, Today Tonight presenter Anna Coren, and reporter Brian Seymour, over interviews with her former best friend Jodie Power.

The court previously heard the interviews implied Ms Corby was involved in drug smuggling and a threat to Jodie Power's life.

Today, Ms Corby said she met Ms Power when she was 17 years old, and once when living in Japan she wrote her letters in which she mentioned smoking marijuana.

She says the letters were exaggerated because she was young and trying to make her friend think she was cool.

She said it was personal that Ms Power sold them.

The jury was also shown photos of Mercedes Corby after she had smoked marijuana.

In one she has a paper bag on her head. She said the photo was taken when she was a teenager and just being silly.

She said other photos were taken as a joke.

The court room is packed today for the hearing, with the crowd spilling out into the foyer.


Latest Posts

Latest Comments