Schapelle Corby's former lawyer said comments made about
the jailed 36-year-old celebrating her release from prison with
a "big marijuana joint" were not intended to be taken
Speaking from her home in Auckland this evening, lawyer Kerry
Salinger, formerly Kerry Smith-Douglas, told APNZ the comment
was just a joke.
"As if anybody would seriously say that, it was a joke. Does
not anybody have a sense of humour anymore?"
Mrs Salinger said she had not heard from Corby's family since
making the comments on Australian television this morning.
She told Channel 9's morning show: "It's very
exciting.There's going to be a lot of parties on once she's
released and I can't wait.
"Oh she'll probably pop a cork of champagne and then roll up
a big marijuana joint the size of a cigar and kick back and
Mrs Salinger moved to Auckland from Australia in March after
falling in love with climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger, she
Corby has been behind bars for nine years for drug smuggling.
A decision about her release on parole is due to be made
later this week by Indonesian authorities.
Mrs Salinger also said during her interview with Channel 9
she was looking forward to giving Corby a hug and a kiss when
she was released from prison.