The controversial scientist storms out of court after a tirade against the judge A scientist who hit the headlines after marketing one-square-inch plots of land that he claimed aliens had flown over stormed out of court yesterday after he lost his libel case. Several minutes after Paul Ki Ping-ki learned a judge found there was no case to answer in the action he launched against Next magazine, he subjected the Court of First Instance to a rambling tirade. His behaviour prompted Mr Justice Andrew Cheung to calmly warn Dr Ki that he was in danger of committing contempt of court and could be placed in the bailiff's custody. At one stage, Dr Ki suddenly stood up, slammed his hands on the bench and yelled for the judge to 'answer me' when his request to address the jury - which was out of court at the time - was refused. 'If you do this you would be punished by God, remember me,' Dr Ki shouted. 'All I want is a jury trial. Why take them away like dogs? 'You think you are doing a good job at the trial? No, you are not. You are not a good judge.' The judge adjourned for several minutes and during his absence, Dr Ki said loudly: 'That guy is foolish. They are a whole bunch of jerks.' When Mr Justice Cheung returned and noted the presence of a bailiff, he said he hoped Dr Ki had calmed down. But before Mr Justice Cheung could summon back the jury and discharge Dr Ki's case, the scientist announced he was going to leave. 'I have no interest in this trial,' he said. 'It is stupid to stay here and play with you. It's like I'm being beaten up in a cage. You guys are just a whole bunch of nonsense.' He then stormed from the court room wheeling a suitcase containing his legal documents and DVDs on alien autopsies and landings. Mr Justice Cheung had decided to stop the trial after finding Dr Ki had not proven people could connect his name to the publishing of his company's name - the only party identified in the story. Dr Ki had claimed an article that appeared in Next magazine issue number 289 on September 22, 1995, had defamed him and caused his business to fail. He testified that after the article was published, inquiries about the land had dried up. Dr Ki told the court he decided to sell his 26,000 sq ft plot of land that he brought in Iowa for US$100 after a documentary on an alien autopsy at Roswell was aired in Hong Kong in 1994. 'Apart from Roswell, which was mentioned in the documentary where ETs were visiting, I also found that ETs had visited Iowa where my land was,' he said. Dr Ki said that following the programme, he placed an advertisement in Apple Daily on September 7, 1995, saying: 'To commemorate ET visiting the states, selling land at $100'. Dr Ki told the court he planned to sell the 3,744,000 square inches of land for HK$100 each to raise HK$374 million. 'That is the importance of doing business,' he said. 'Turning stone into gold.'