Court gags Dotcom bodyguard

Kim Dotcom.
Kim Dotcom.
Kim Dotcom has taken High Court action to stop his former bodyguard from speaking publicly about goings-on in the internet entrepreneur's personal life and business dealings.

Dotcom made a successful application for an interim injunction against Wayne Tempero in the High Court at Auckland yesterday. The action came soon after the Herald reported that Tempero was set to release "secret revelations"about Dotcom's "mindset and megalomania".

Tempero resigned from Dotcom's staff in October.

Yesterday Justice Sarah Katz granted an interim injunction and ordered that Mr Tempero - and anyone else on his behalf - was "restrained from using or disclosing to any person, firm, corporation or entity, any confidential or trade information acquired whilst working for Kim Dotcom".

The information included, but was not limited to, any information acquired by Mr Tempero "about Kim Dotcom, his role with Kim Dotcom, any information to do with providing services to Kim Dotcom and any other information whatsoever concerning Kim Dotcom, his businesses, his political party, his music, his family and friends, and all images of Kim Dotcom, his family and friends at any time".

The order also prohibits Mr Tempero from disclosing computer software.

Mr Tempero was also ordered not to disclose any information about Dotcom's wife Mona's business or his other companies including Megaupload and Megastuff.

- Anna Leask of the New Zealand Herald

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