Rachel Riley’s libel case against Vox Political’s Mike is in the Top 10 for 2022

I feel so privileged!

Sarcasm aside, I do find it interesting that Rachel Riley’s lawsuit against me was considered the sixth most important of 2022 – immediately after Johnny Depp’s case against Amber Heard.

I could discuss the huge imbalance between the amount of publicity the Depp case received and the coverage that I had – and the effect that may have had on public perception, particularly of my defence, which was hardly discussed in mainstream news reports.

But why cry over spilt milk when the case isn’t over?

I certainly hope Suneet Sharma will continue to monitor the case, which is still active after an Appeal Court judge ordered a special hearing to decide whether I should have permission to appeal.

  1. Riley v Sivier [2022] EWHC 2891 (KB)

A libel trial of former Countdown presenter Rachel Riley against blogger Mike Sivier, in which Riley was successful and awarded £50,000 and an injunction against Mr Sivier.

The case concerned an article on the defendants’ blog which label Riley as a “serial abuser”. The trial considered whether the claim met the threshold for serious harm and whether public interest defence was made out in relation to the claims.

My defence is crowdfunded via the CrowdJustice website – not being a millionaire, I don’t have the financial wherewithal to fight my corner any other way.

If you have heard of the case, but only via the mainstream media, you may wish to learn about my defence by visiting the CrowdJustice site.

After that, you may be moved to support my defence. You can do this in several ways:

Make a donation via the CrowdJustice page. Keep donating regularly until you see the total pass the amount I need.

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.

Use other social media in the same way.

And don’t forget that if you’re having trouble, or simply don’t like donating via CrowdJustice, you can always donate direct to me via the Vox Political PayPal button, where it appears on that website. But please remember to include a message telling me it’s for the crowdfund!

Source: Top 10 Defamation Cases 2022: a selection – Suneet Sharma – Inforrm’s Blog

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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1 thought on “Rachel Riley’s libel case against Vox Political’s Mike is in the Top 10 for 2022

  1. Stu

    I’m sincerely hoping that her MBE had nothing to do with the previous judgement or will do in any future ones.

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