Ohio man ordered to apologize on Facebook or go to jail

Man ordered to apologize on Facebook

A Cincinnati area man has been ordered by a judge to apologize to his estranged wife on Facebook or go to jail.

A court magistrate found Mark Byron last month to be in contempt of an order that prohibited him from causing his wife mental abuse, harassment or annoyance.

Court documents claim Byron posted a threatening message on her Facebook page last month.

So the court told Byron he had to apologize every day for 30 days on the social networking website or spend 60 days in jail.

Byron says the court order violates his freedom of speech but he plans to oblige the ruling.

If you were wondering here's what Byron posted:

"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!"

Do you think this sentence was just? Do you think a judge can order someone to apologize on Facebook? Do you think this violated Byron's right to free speech? Post your comments below.