Musician’s apology proves Mike’s libel fight is a battle between wealth and justice

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Today a musician from the band Reverend & the Makers caved to pressure from the legal team representing Rachel Riley and Tracy Ann Oberman and apologised for commenting on the issue for which they have been trying to sue me for libel.

I’m not going to comment on the text of Jon McLure’s apology because it won’t have been written by him.

In fact it is my suspicion that this apology was coerced from him.

So he gave these people exactly what they wanted – an apology, and financial reward, without the exposure that court would have cost them.

He didn’t have the cash to fight a legal action, he said. The complainants did, of course.

Mr McLure is not to be criticised for his actions. His health was at risk.

And his story shows the situation is exactly as I have stated since I started this crowdfunding campaign: This is an attempt by wealthy people to create a false impression of their own virtue by abusing the justice system to intimidate people who don’t have as much money as them.

Put simply, this is a battle between wealth and justice – and in the case of Mr McLure, justice has lost.

I have no intention of buckling in the face of such appalling behaviour.

If anything, it merely illustrates most graphically the reason for donating to my campaign.

So please forgive me for repeating what I have stated many times before:

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1 thought on “Musician’s apology proves Mike’s libel fight is a battle between wealth and justice

  1. Mark C

    Really sad to hear that, but I can totally understand his position. Your health has to come first.Just disgusting to think that someone feels they have been placed into such a position in the first place though for their decision to speak up for a teenage girl. I did send him a letter of support when it all kicked off online. I hope he knows (as indeed do I hope that you know) that many people stand in solidarity with him.

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