Police called on comedian over Newman 'kill' tweet

Victorian writer and comedian Catherine Deveny was visited by the police yesterday after Queensland Premier Campbell Newman made a complaint about her tweets.

On her blog, Deveny claimed Victorian police from a criminal investigation unit came to her home while only her teenage son was at home and left a card with a number for Deveny to call.

Deveny was then directed to Queensland Police, who told her Mr Newman had made a complaint about tweets in which she wrote "You want I kill him?" during a Twitter conversation on August 2.

A spokesman for Mr Newman acknowledged the complaint but said it was a matter for police and he had no further comment.

The exchange, which contains strong language, can be seen on her blog.


One of the tweets sent by Catherine Deveny on August 2.

"They were being directed by the top brass of the Queensland Police to give me a 'talking to' about this Twitter conversation about Campbell Newman," she wrote.

"The police and I pissed ourselves laughing."

Deveny was a columnist for Fairfax Media's The Age newspaper, but was dropped after she made some controversial tweets during the 2010 Logies awards ceremony.

Fairfax Media is the publisher of this website.

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