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CJ from Eggheads says manslaughter conviction is down to false Wikipedia entry

CJ from Eggheads says manslaughter conviction is down to false Wikipedia entry

One of the most bizarre pieces of news to come out of 2016 was the arrest of CJ from Eggheads at Heathrow Airport for a historic commitment of manslaughter.

In his book, CJ claims that he may have killed a man who attacked him accidentally in Amsterdam in 1988. This is what prompted the arrest. However, CJ has today claimed that it was not down to his book writing, but false Wikipedia entries.

“This warrant seems to have been issued because of what I said and wrote in my autobiography – they claim in my autobiography I wrote that I killed a man, I left him for dead, I knocked him unconscious. I didn’t. Nowhere in my book does it say that, if you please just read the book, all it says is a guy came up behind me with a knife and tried to mug me and the words in the autobiography are: ‘I half-punched, half-pushed him into a canal and walked away’, that is all it says.”

He goes on to add: “This warrant and a lot of the press and a lot of the police investigation seems to have been because of what somebody else wrote about me on Wikipedia – literally. The warrant and the press coverage states my real name as Joseph Connagh, it has never been that in my life, it states my date of birth as the sixth of November, it isn’t.

“It states a lot of personal information about me that is completely wrong – somebody wrote this about me on Wikipedia and this warrant has just picked it up and said: ‘Oh this must be true, we will go after him’. I can’t say too much because I’m taking my own legal action, obviously I’m suing.”

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