Two prominent Kiwis on trial for allegedly stopping a witness testifying in sex abuse case

A prominent New Zealander and a well-known entertainer are accused of attempting to stop a witness giving evidence in a sex abuse case. 

The trial began today, and the pair's names are suppressed. 

The prominent New Zealander had pleaded not guilty to indecently assaulting two men in 2008 and 2016, as well as trying to stop one of them from appearing as a witness at the trial.

The entertainer faces charges of attempting to stop a witness with bribes and by corrupt means.

The judge is expected to give a ruling on Tuesday on whether name suppression will continue.

The jury trial is expected to take four weeks.



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