Court Docs Reveal Details of Kim Dotcom's Rough-and-Tumble Arrest
Court testimony from the case of Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, has been released.
Bloomberg was among those to report on the testimony
, noting that a New Zealand police officer said the use of helicopters when arresting Dotcom was "over the top."
Another article about the Dotcom case, from the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia
, said that Dotcom claims to have been punched and kicked by police during the raid on his US$25 million mansion.
R3uters also had an article
about Dotcom's abuse allegations.
Kim Dotcom fled to 'safe room' in raid
A New Zealand court hearing into a police raid on the mansion of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been told the internet piracy accused went to a safe room after he heard a helicopter and other noises.
Dotcom gave evidence at the High Court in Auckland today that he was punched and kicked by police during the raid in January.
He went to a safe room, where he was found by police. Dotcom said he put his hands up when police entered the room, but he was punched, kicked and pushed to the ground.
All they needed was Tommy Lee Jones standing in the door and yelling, "I want a hard target search of this entire property...."