Riley libel trial could be in June: please donate to Mike’s crowdfund NOW

The arena: the High Court in London, where Mike’s libel trial against Rachel Riley may take place as soon as June.

Today’s story is in the headline – we may have until mid-June to raise around £60,000 that will fund my libel trial against Rachel Riley.

My solicitor emailed me earlier today (March 15) to say barristers for Riley had been in touch with mine to try to get a date for the trial listed at the High Court in London.

They offered dates in June, July or November – but the June dates are the only times my legal team will be available.

It may be possible to seek a later listing but “justice delayed is justice denied”, my solicitor just reminded me. Considering the number of “sideshows” launched or attempted by Riley’s legals, that actually made me chuckle – but it is the way the court will see it.

And that means it is most likely that the trial will happen in June – and I need to raise a whopping £60,000 in around 13 weeks.

It can be done – and I think we have done it in the past. And let’s remember:

THIS IS THE BIG ONE! If we can’t achieve that total, in that timescale, then Riley will win and the last three years of fundraising and fighting will have been for nothing.

So it is absolutely vital that we hit that target.

Will you help?

If so, then I’m sure you already know what I’m going to ask – but here it is again anyway:

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.

The next few days will be vital because I will use the amounts raised now to gauge whether we can hit the target in time.

The need is urgent but the message is the same as always: Don’t let Rachel Riley win by default, just because she has money. Don’t let her buy 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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