The Straits Times
Published on Oct 25, 2012

Radio DJ served lawyer's letter over alleged defamatory joke


Radio DJ Joe Augustin was served a lawyer's letter on Monday over an allegedly defamatory joke he made on his Facebook page.

The 43-year-old Lush 99.5 DJ, who wrote about this on Facebook on the same day, declined to say who had served the letter but ruled out the "possibility that... this party has anything to do with (the) government or any political party".

"It is also not another radio station (or) personality," he added. He declined to say what the joke was about, except that it was made some time "over the past two months".

The letter demanded that he remove the Facebook post containing the joke, that he contact anyone who may have republished the post and ask the person to remove it, and that he issue a public apology.