By Aaron Humes: Once again, former United Democratic Party leader Patrick Faber is caught up in allegations of domestic violence against a female partner, captured on video.
He is shown appearing to head-butt her as they tussle for control of a vehicle key, with a child on the edge of the frame.
The incident is ugly enough without the context of previous allegations against Faber and his current “cold war” with the UDP, which has threatened his ability to run again as area representative for the Collet division on an unrelated matter.
But there is a fourth person – besides Faber, the woman involved and the child – involved in the video who was dragged in unwittingly. That person is Commissioner of Police Chester Williams, whose voice appears to narrate the video while discussing domestic abuse from an interview earlier this year.
The Commissioner today said he very much maintains those sentiments, but otherwise played no role in that production – and if it is aired, he added, he will take action: “I hope that person who produced it and intends to use it does not do so, because if it is used, I will take action against whoever uses it, because I did not authorize my voice to be used in such a way.”
Commissioner Williams declared himself “extremely disappointed” with the producers of the video and said his comments were general in nature. He believes the video was produced from within the UDP and that he “disassociates” himself from the video – denying a suggestion that he worked with Channel 7 News’ Jules Vasquez to produce the ad.
So far there has been no comment from Faber and no sign of the video airing on television or on social media despite its circulation.