This man is terminally ill – but is backing Mike’s libel fight. Have you done the same?

This contribution to my CrowdJustice campaign to fight false claims of libel by Rachel Riley absolutely staggered me:

“I have a terminal illness and wish to do my bit. I hope that the case is resolved before the inevitable so I see the smirk wiped off Ms Riley’s face.”

What a stunning example to set – and right at the end of this phase of the fundraising campaign.

The bad news is that the current crowdfunding campaign will end on July 30. I’m hoping it will have raised £32,000 by the end.

At the moment, more than 1,150 people have contributed an average of £20 each to raise more than £31,700. I definitely think we can hit that final target.

Here’s how we hit it:

If you haven’t done so already, please email five of your friends, asking them to pledge to this case. If you have, please email five more.

You could also post a link to Facebook, asking your friends to pledge. The address is

If you’re on Twitter, you could tweet in support, quoting the address of the appeal.

And if you can afford it, please consider pledging some more cash yourself.

Next time, I’ll discuss the next steps.

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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6 thoughts on “This man is terminally ill – but is backing Mike’s libel fight. Have you done the same?

  1. Diana Hinton

    Give us an idea who has terminal illness as there is no reference to this effect, thanks!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      It’s a contributor to my CrowdJustice campaign. Visit the site and you’ll be able to see it for yourself.

  2. joanna

    I used to have respect for you, but no more!!! Shaming people into giving you money!!
    What about those who have no chance of getting any justice, YOU don’t seem to care as long as your need for justice is met!!!

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      What a strange comment! I wasn’t shaming anyone – I was praising someone who has gone beyond any expectations in order to help.

      Who do you mean by “those who have no chance of getting any justice” – and why are you mentioning them here? It is inappropriate to suggest that I am trying to harm their chances, if that’s what you’re doing. I’m just trying to get justice in my own case, and there is nothing wrong with that. Why do you want to prevent that from happening?

      1. joanna

        I don’t want to Prevent anyone getting justice at all, but you have used such an extreme example which does feel like shaming. I want you to win, but there are a lot of people who will never win any justice, I think you could have used a less extreme example, that is all. I do wish you luck with it all.

        Maybe in my fight against suicidal feelings I don’t understand the need for reputations good or bad, I wish you and your donor lots of good luck!!!

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        I didn’t have examples to pick and choose between – this was someone who commented on their donation and whose comment touched me deeply.

        Anyway, thank you for the kind wishes.

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