This Writer’s legal team has been putting together our defence against Rachel Riley’s claims that I libelled her – and it is full of information she won’t want the public to see.
I’m not referring simply to what we know of her behaviour already – the many ill-informed attacks on Jeremy Corbyn (including an incitement to violence against him) and Noam Chomsky, her own anti-Semitic claim that she didn’t look like a “typical Jew”, likening the Durham Miners’ Gala band to the Ku Klux Klan, defaming a Labour candidate in the general election – it’s a very long list.
I’m referring to her behaviour toward a teenage girl with anxiety problems who dared – how dare she? – to have a different opinion. Some of it is astonishing.
And it will never see the light of day unless you help me get it into court.
I can’t reveal any of it here because it would prejudice the court proceedings – and Ms Riley’s lawyers would take great pleasure in attacking me for making fresh allegations, I feel sure.
Fundraisers have already achieved miracles, raising a huge amount that has already been put to good use fending off Ms Riley’s lawyers so far.
But compiling the defence has been a huge, intensive amount of work. I know because I spent many days over the Festive Season, battling through illness to put much of the raw information together.
Almost all the money that has been raised has been spent. If we don’t get more, we can’t go forward.
It’s as simple as that.
Libel is hugely expensive. From the start, my belief has been that Ms Riley thinks she can use her vastly-greater wealth to crush me and – in effect – buy the result that she wants.
I think her attitude is that the facts can go to Hell – she wants to make me pay.
I know you don’t accept that. Please put some more into the pot so I can keep fighting against this cruel and unnecessary attack.
Here are the details:
Please consider making a donation yourself, via the CrowdJustice page.
Email five of your friends, asking them to pledge to the CrowdJustice site.
Post a link to Facebook, asking your friends to pledge.
On Twitter, you could tweet in support, quoting the address of the appeal.
On other social media platforms, please mention the campaign there, quoting the appeal address.
I know times are hard and money is tight for everyone – except the likes of Ms Riley.
Please do what you can to support justice.
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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