This is why your donations are so vital to Mike’s libel defence

I heard from my solicitor today.

He has been trying to find a barrister we could pay to provide an expert opinion on the defence I’m putting forward against the false accusations of libel that have been made by Rachel Riley and Tracy Ann Oberman, and has offered me two choices.

One would cost most of the money that has been raised by my crowdfunding appeal so far. The other would require me to raise thousands more than I already have.

And then I may need even more cash to fund these lawyers’ fees at court!

It is a wise move to have this advice as it could open up “no win, no fee” funding and/or insurance to protect me against the claimants’ costs in the unlikely event that I lose.

This is why it is so important to raise as much cash as is humanly possible.

The case against me is flimsy, but my opponents are celebrities – which means they are extremely well-financed. I am not. We believe they are hoping I run out of money before the case reaches court and their behaviour is scrutinised – minutely – in the glare of the national media spotlight.

Please ask yourself: Do you want these people to have a free rein to perpetuate falsehoods – and to bully people like you into accepting them – because too few people thought it was worth supporting a strong defence against them?

This is a conflict between wealth and justice. It is winnable – but only if the arguments are heard.

Donations to the appeal are approaching another milestone figure – £10,000. And only a few hundred people have donated.

This case could be vital for thousands, but they probably don’t even know about it.

Please tell them about it – any way you can. Email everyone in your address book; put it out on your Facebook page – and on any other pages where you think it would be relevant to other users; tweet about it on Twitter; and put it out on the other social media platforms you use.

And please make another donation yourself, if you can manage it.

This is about the people standing up to the privileged. Where do you stand?

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

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2 thoughts on “This is why your donations are so vital to Mike’s libel defence

  1. thejaffer

    Sorry Mike. We are on benefits as my wife is disabled and I’m her carer so cash is tight. Shared to all platforms I’m on and good luck from us. Keep fighting and don’t let them grind you down. Thanks for all the news you give us. Geof.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford it. Thanks for sharing it with others who hopefully can.

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