About Serkan Ozturk 176 Articles
Serkan Ozturk is an investigative journalist and the publisher and editor of True Crime News Weekly. His journalism has previously been featured by the likes of RT News, Sydney Morning Herald and Crikey. He is a member of the MEAA.

14 Comments

  1. Malcolm Turnbull has questioned how Katharine Thornton died. Louise Milligan has hinted Porter has more victims. It defies belief that the accused person would not want there to be an independent investigation. Porter seems to be practicing DARVO. “Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim and Offender” in my opinion. Porter re-framing himself as the victim.

    This video clip says it all. If you want to know how these bad people operate and what it feels then this gives you an idea. Pop culture sometimes gets things right, because this actually did happen to the singer in real life. So easy to imagine who the man is right now.

    • There is some talk about Porter potentially suing people for defamation. I remember something Christopher Hitches said about there being part of the law where you can offer to be executed on someone else’s behalf. Well I’m willing to be sued by Porter and his slavering Minter Ellison hounds and stand in for Katharine Thornton. I’d take it as an honour, actually. I have no money or financial assets. I’m not a Dr. of anything except my own lunchbox. I do have a law degree though. Go for your life, grub. Take a screen shot.

  2. Malcolm Turnbull says we don’t really know how the victim died and the victim in her statement said that Porter choked her in the past. Choking is a known precursor to homicide. Even me, cynical as I am some days, don’t want to believe that Katharine Thornton was murdered, but this has reached the point of no return. We actually don’t know who, or what, we’re dealing with now. That’s why there has to be an independent investigation regardless of what job title Porter has.

  3. These lines are gold:
    “misogynistic wanker of a private school boy who dreamt of becoming Prime Minister by age 50. Unfortunately for him, that private schoolboy would only end up as Christian Porter and Australia’s Attorney-General.”

    And thanks for pointing out the other people that have been at Hale school, like Ben Roberts-Smith. Interesting and worrying.

  4. It’s weird that Porter referred in his press conference to a bowl of prawns. People in police and law refer to victims who have been choked to death as having “prawn eyes.” Author Gail Dines writes about as well that in relation to certain sex acts. Maybe I’m wide of the mark here, but apparently Trump was giving coded messages in his speeches such as “Stand down and stand ready.” Maybe the whole prawn reference is just an innocent comment, but it left me feeling uneasy.

  5. If there is going to be an investigation, it would have to be conducted by someone from outside Australia. It’s impossible that any high court judge could impartially investigate the country’s first law officer.

    • Maybe someone from New Zealand but even that’s too close. If the gov gets desperate enough to hold an inquiry it will be conducted by one of their mates. The idea that we might really have an independent inquiry into Porter’s conduct or the way the alleged victim died is close to zero.

  6. The government are so used to pretending that the country is a business with the public as their employees that they seemed surprised when they say “Case closed, moving on now” that people won’t accept it. And reports that Linda Reynolds made a sexist remark as though women in power being sexist towards other women is a new thing. Almost like the breaking news that men can be sexually assaulted by other men. There’s no end to how stupid the government and Murdoch think the public is.

  7. How can SlowMo and Porter talk about the rule of law after what they’ve done to witness K and his lawyer? Are we in fairyland now?

  8. How dare this government talk about the rule of law. Read this and try not to puke re Porter and Dutton.

    Kon Karapanagiotidis
    @Kon__K
    So yesterday the lawyers at @ASRC1
    spent their day before a Senate Committee trying to stop a new law by Dutton and Porter that would allow refugees to have their visas or citizenship cancelled based on secret evidence they would have no right to see. Take that in for a moment.

  9. Does all this mean if Christian Porter visits Tasmania he is going to get headbutted like Tony Abbot did?

  10. This rule of law speech coming from people who keep innocent brown people in detention camps year after year. And we’re supposed to believe they’re poor nice puppy dog guys who can’t iron a shirt.

  11. Thank you Serkan for this important article about Porter and about the culture of elitist schools.

Have Your Say