Labour MP Rosianne Cutajar has asked the courts and the Attorney General to take legal action against author Mark Camilleri.
This comes after the writer published thousands of WhatsApp messages intimately shared between her and Yorgen Fenech, who is currently being charged with Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination.
The transcripts of 2,200 chats reveal a relationship between Cutajar and Fenech at a time when she was publicly dismissing calls to investigate suspected corruption linked to him.
Cutajar’s lawyers argue that the publication of these chats violates court-imposed secrecy as well as the right to a private life.
Cutajar is suing Camilleri over claims made in his book ‘A Rent Seeker’s Paradise’, wherein he stated that she was having an affair with Fenech to advance herself politically.
The chats were released a day before the libel case that the MP filed against Camilleri was due to continue. The lawyers urged the Attorney General to inform the court of this publication without any delay.
The chats were published by Camilleri on his website and iff they were taken from the criminal records, Camilleri would have breached criminal laws prohibiting the publication of such proceedings.