A person from New Zealand who claims he’s God allegedly offered bleach as a remedy for most cancers, COVID-19 and HIV. Roger Blake calls himself a “dwelling man, roger-william, home of blake”. Bleach isn’t a remedy for any ailment.
Mr Blake has been waging a authorized battle for greater than three years however was kicked out of court docket on Wednesday for repeatedly utilizing the choose’s first identify.
He confirmed up for the formal listening to at Hamilton District Court docket after failing to seem in March as a result of the date was “culturally important”, in line with The New Zealand Herald.
The defendant turned up for Wednesday’s listening to and instantly began utilizing District Choose Brett Crowley’s first identify in a sequence of weird exchanges.
Choose Crowley is quoted by the identical publication as saying: “I’m a choose within the district court docket and you don’t name me by my Christian identify.”
To which Mr Blake replied: “I’m sorry, Brett.” He continued: “Brett, do you perceive that as a dwelling man, I problem the jurisdiction of this district court docket … For those who can’t show jurisdiction the matter should be dismissed, do you perceive that, Brett?”
Choose Crowley shot again: “Please don’t speak excessive of me, Mr Blake. I don’t speak excessive of you. There’s one individual speaking at one time.”
The backward and forward carried on regardless of repeated requests for Mr Blake to cease speaking and sit down with the choose warning: “For those who can’t cease speaking I’ll have you ever eliminated.”
After three minutes of forwards and backwards, the court docket alerted safety to take away Mr Blake from the court docket a lot to his disgust.
He stated because the choose left the courtroom: “I don’t consent to any jurisdiction … You understand Brett … You’re ignoring all due course of.”
Mr Blake cried “case dismissed, case dismissed” as safety surrounded him and escorted him out.
The defendant was later allowed again in and requested his ideas by the choose on being served 11 witness statements earlier than replying: “I’m not Mr Blake.”
He repeated he was not the defendant within the case and was as a substitute “dwelling man roger william” earlier than recounting his private historical past as a mechanical engineer.
The court docket additionally heard he was “creating a vacationer attraction, often known as Ngatea Water Gardens” which boasted turtle ponds, water lily ponds and water tanks.
After an 18-minute-long tirade, Mr Blake requested that the costs “be dismissed, expunged so we will all go dwelling to spend time with our youngsters and have time to do some baking”.
Moments later Mr Blake was speaking over the choose once more and claiming he was a “dwelling man”.
Choose Crowley replied: “I’m merely not going to waste any extra time discussing whether or not you might be dwelling individual, or whether or not you might be authorized entity … it’s not related.”
Mr Blake stated he could not change who he was, including: “I’m created by God. I’m a dwelling man, dwelling males given dominion over every part on this earth.”
He repeatedly denied being the identical Roger Blake charged with the offences.
Mr Blake insisted no crime had been dedicated as there was no sufferer. He labelled the costs as “bogus” and stated they’d prompted him to lose the previous two and a half years of his life.
Crown prosecutor Paige Noorland suggested Choose Crowley that regardless of making an attempt to serve court docket paperwork at Mr Blake’s dwelling, they have been returned.
She instructed the court docket: “We’re in a scenario the place the defendant refuses to interact.”
Police searched two properties linked to Mr Blake and NZ Water Air purifier Ltd, an organization of which he was the director, in July 2020.
The search got here after alleged breaches of New Zealand’s Medicines Act 1981 which bans the sale, distribution, and commercial of latest medicines with out consent and possessing prescription treatment “with out affordable excuse”.
Underneath the Act, it’s illegal to make therapeutic claims about an unapproved drugs.
The trial continues.