06 Feb 2012
Kim Dotcom, the 21-stone founder of Megaupload, is currently on remand in New Zealand, waiting to see if he will be extradited to the US to face charges of internet piracy and money laundering. But, unlike most geeks, he has no trouble at all getting the attention of the opposite sex – even in prison.
Last week he told the court that he has had a deluge of letters from women who want to be his romantic pen pal. He’s on remand as a flight risk – but, as his lawyer points out, it would be hard for a 6ft 4in Finnish-German man-mountain to escape New Zealand unnoticed, even if one of his female fans sneaked him out of jail in a very large handbag.
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