Riley libel case: the latest scam is demanding data that doesn’t exist

Rachel Riley’s lawyers have been trying to tie me up with an impossible problem.

A while ago, they demanded that I provide information on the number of hits my article, Serial abuser Rachel Riley tp receive ‘extra protection’ – on grounds that she is receiving abusehas received.

They threatened an application to the court if I did not provide it.

No problem, I thought, zipped over to the stats page for my website and sent the information to my own solicitor, for him to pass on.

Apparently this wasn’t good enough.

I’ve received a series of demands since then, narrowing the demand down to the point where, it seems, they want to know how many people read the article on the day it was published.

I don’t have that information – because the organisation that collects statistics for my website doesn’t keep it beyond a certain period, and that period has expired.

I have made this plain and am waiting for a response.

But it seems clear that Riley’s lawyers are fishing for something and think I am keeping it from them. I have no idea what it is.

But I fear they may drag me back to court for another fund-wasting sideshow anyway.

They know my defence is crowdfunded and I reckon they are calculating that you are all getting tired of funnelling cash to me while the case drags on and on. I think they are hoping that you will run out of patience and then they’ll achieve their principle aim of draining my funds before the case comes to trial.

Please prove them wrong – by doing one or several of the following:

Consider making a donation yourself, via the CrowdJustice page.

Email your friends, asking them to pledge to the CrowdJustice site.

Post a link to Facebook, asking readers to pledge.

On Twitter, tweet in support, quoting the address of the appeal.

I honestly don’t know what this tactic aims to achieve so I can’t say what I expect to happen next.

But I bet they try to time it to ruin my Christmas!

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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