Since when is “liking” someone’s post on Facebook illegal?
When they have a restraining order against you, that’s when. And that’s exactly what happened to Memphis radio show host Thaddeus Matthews of The Thaddeus Matthews Show, after he clicked the little thumb to show his appreciation for the status of a woman he used to date.
Towonna Murphy filed a restraining order against Matthews when their relationship ended, and she didn’t take the “like” too lightly. In fact, she showed police multiple screenshots of Matthews’ gesture, after which he was arrested and charged with violating a court order.
He has since been released on $1,000 bail.
But according to the Daily Caller, Matthews isn’t a stranger to dealing with law enforcement.
Matthews had multiple child pornography charges brought against him last November after posting an image depicting child pornography to his Facebook page more than a year prior. The Commercial Appeal based in Memphis reports the image showed a sex act between a man and a child of less than 5-years-old.
At the time Matthews claimed to know nothing about the charges, which included aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, but planned to address it on his radio show.
Matthews was charged along with two young girls, ages 13 and 16, all of whom shared the photo on Facebook.
Um, WTF? Now we understand the restraining order. Better that the police got to him, even if it was for a petty Facebook gesture.
SOURCE: Daily Caller | PHOTO CREDIT: Screengrab