attacked by poison pen, by Amanda Swinburn - 16th
(Mediaman director, Greg Tingle, was the victim
of the poison pen. The full story will soon be in
the public domain)
Following a spate of email-related
scandals this year, Sydney publicist Greg Tingle
is the latest person to fall victim to a malicious
e-mail that has been circulated around the globe.
email purporting to be from Tingle was sent to
dozens of journalists on publications including
The Washington Post, Crikey, The Sun Herald and
B&T, as well as media companies including
Markson Sparks, with the title I must confess.
sender wrote: Being a dirtbag that I am,
I must confess to many illegal activities one
of which you will find fascinating on the new
you can read about my uncontrollable urge to commit
extortion, theft, conspiracy, slander, defamation
and contract murder.
believes the email, which also included his home
address, was sent by a disgruntled ex-client who
he recently decided to break ties with after just
became aware of things the individual was involved
with that I did not agree with and it seems they
were out for revenge.
is all a hoax. I made the mistake of leaving my
laptop unattended with someone who I didnt
know very well, in addition to showing them some
information on their laptop computer via one of
my email addresses and not logging out. I now
realise she is a person of questionable nature,
has notified police of the hoax email which, he
says, is obviously full of lies and slander.
The hoaxer has taken over Tingles Google
email account and has been replying to messages.