June 27, 2017  

Stephen Fry Offers to Pay for Twitterer Who Jokes About Blowing Airport

November 13, 2010 (3:44 am) GMT
Convicted Paul Chambers missed his flight on a snowy day and wrote on his Twitter account that he planned to blow Robin Hood Airport.
Stephen Fry

British actor has offered to pay legal bills for a fellow Twitter.com user who was fined for joking about blowing up an airport in a post on the microblogging site. Paul Chambers hit the headlines in his native England earlier this year when he was arrested for writing a message on the site threatening to blow Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, northern England "sky high" after snowy conditions closed the building and he missed a flight.

He was found guilty of sending a menacing electronic communication and Fry, famous for his love of Twitter, was outraged by the conviction - especially as Chambers insisted the post was meant as a joke. Chambers lost an appeal earlier this month and the judge ordered him to pay $4,500 worth of legal costs, but Fry has now offered to pay the fine out of his own pocket.

He writes, "Paul J Chambers. My offer still stands. Whatever they fine you, I'll pay."

Follow us :

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Lucasfilm Isn't Happy With Alden Ehrenreich's 'Han Solo' Performance
  2. Israel Names a Beach After Britney Spears
  3. Taylor Swift Resurfaces With New Look in a Congratulatory Video for Russell Westbrook
  4. Pregnant Serena Williams Poses Nearly Nude for Vanity Fair
  5. Scott Disick Risks Liver Failure With His Binge Drinking Habit
  6. 'Pretty Little Liars' Series Finale Photos: Get First Look at Aria's Wedding Dress
  7. Is Khloe Kardashian Pregnant? Tristan Thompson Believes She Will Be the 'Best Mom'
  8. Insecure Kylie Jenner Thinks She's Ugly