In June of 2011, a Cincinnati woman was granted a temporary order of protection against her husband, who was found guilty of domestic abuse. In November of 2011, that abusive dickwad posted wrote a nasty, passive aggressive Facebook post about his estranged wife. And now, a judge has ruled that the post violated the terms of the restraining order and that legally, the man must apologize. Via Facebook post.
Mark Byron's lawbreaking social networking rant went as follows,
if you are an evil, vindictive woman who wants to ruin your husband's life and take your son's father away from him completely — all you need to do is say that you're scared of your husband or domestic partner and they'll take him away!
Remember, this man was convicted of beating his wife, which is what makes it so classy. What also makes it classy is that Elizabeth wasn't keeping her husband from his son at all; in fact, it was Mark who had declined to exercise his parental rights and only tried to see his child once between June and November.
According to the terms of the temporary restraining order granted to Elizabeth Byron, Mark was to refrain from causing her emotional or physical stress, and was barred from causing her mental annoyance. Seeing as the post was nothing if not annoying, the judge found that Mark was in violation of the order and ruled that he must serve 60 days in jail and pay a fine. He could avoid jail time and a fine, though — if he paid back child support and posted an apology to his Facebook page.
Just to make sure he wasn't going to issue something backhanded and half-assed, or take the apology down, the judge added that Mark must leave his page up for at least 30 days after the apology was posted and allow one of his wife's friends to monitor the page.