Next time you decide to use your Facebook status update as a space to air your grievances, consider the case of Mark Byron.
Cincinnati NBC affiliate WLWT reports a court has ordered the man to say he’s sorry to his estranged wife, Elizabeth Byron, via Facebook after violating a temporary protection order by posting the following on his Facebook wall: “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!”
Elizabeth Byron filed a motion after she learned of the post, according to the station, and magistrate Paul Meyers ruled that Mark Byron could pay back child support and post the apology on the social media site for 30 days in lieu of spending 60 days in jail and ponying up for a $500 fine.
To be sure the apology is up for the 30-day period, Meyers ordered that Mark Byron give his wife, or someone she selects, friend status, WLWT reports. Maybe it’s time to stick to weather reports, restaurant check-ins and cat videos, huh?
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