Kim Dotcom defends Nazi helmet photo

  • Breaking
  • 27/03/2014

Kim Dotcom's officially launched his Internet Party, as more Nazi images have emerged.

3 News broke the story last night that Dotcom owns one of the rarest copies of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf in existence, now, a photo of Dotcom wearing a Nazi helmet has also emerged.

The internet mogul is in damage control after last night's story - making a two-minute statement to reporters at the launch of the Internet Party.

"Before anything else I want to address a very recent allegation," Dotcom said at his mansion today.

"It's a smear campaign to try and derail what we are trying to achieve today for the launch of the Internet Party.

"I will not go any further and address these things any further."

3 News revealed Dotcom owns a rare personally signed copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf.

Today, a photo emerged of Dotcom wearing a Nazi helmet at the 2004 Gumball Rally - there's even a brief bit of video.

"I don't really want to respond to any of that," Dotcom said.

"A guy from Britain in a Porsche had this helmet on. He came to me and asked me, 'Hey, do you want to put it on?  I want to take a photo.' I put it on, he took a photo, [and] put it on the Gumball website. It was a two-minute affair, it's not my helmet."

At his party launch Dotcom released a 10-minute parody, complete with Barack Obama impersonator.

Then came a claim the party has an ace up its sleeve. Dotcom revealed he's poached a sitting MP who holds an electorate. He says it's not Hone Harawira, but wouldn't reveal any further details because there's a confidentially agreement.

"I don't want to give you any hints about who it is," said Dotcom.

So Dotcom's party officially launched - claiming in just six hours it's already got 400 official members.

3 News

source: newshub archive