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Facebook user forced to apologise after breaching court order

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By John Glenday, Reporter

February 24, 2012 | 1 min read

An American Facebook user has been ordered to post a public apology to his estranged wife for a period of 30 days - after posting a disparaging remark about her on the social networking site.

Mark Byron identified his estranged wife and child on the site after becoming agitated by an ongoing custody battle – breaching a court order protecting their identities.

Byron, who was convicted of domestic violence against his wife, posted: “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!”

This prompted Cincinnati magistrate Paul Meyers to make the unusual decree, at pain of a 60 day prison term.

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