Target set to fund next hearing in Riley libel fightback

Countdown: Supporters of Vox Political‘s Mike Sivier are being asked to raise the cash by the end of November.

The legal team advising me on my defence against Rachel Riley’s libel claim need another £6,684.

That will provide enough to fund our submissions at the preliminary hearing on December 11.

The hearing will establish the meaning of the words Ms Riley claims are libellous, and whether they are fact or honest opinion.

It is crucial to the case. And it’s needed by the end of November.

So I have to beg your collective indulgence yet again, as I must rely on your generosity to pay for my defence. Please:

Email five of your friends, asking them to pledge to the CrowdJustice site. The address is

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

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

If you use other social media platforms, please mention the campaign there, quoting the appeal address.

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

Oh, and if you think my costs are high, you should see what Ms Riley’s lawyers are charging!

I have. If they win the case, I’ll be expected to pay them.

They support what I’ve said all along – that Ms Riley’s claim against me is nothing but a shabby attempt to buy justice; bullying me with the threat of a huge debt at the end of this.

Well, I won’t be bullied.

To my way of thinking, they are tacitly confirming that they can’t beat me in the courtroom.

Please help me find out if I’m right.

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 “Target set to fund next hearing in Riley libel fightback

  1. Paul Atkin

    Mike, the total on the JustGiving page as I write is £40,675. What does it need to be to give you the £6,684 that you need?

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