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    Jack Monroe, who won a libel action against columnist, says ‘it’s sad two tweets cost Hopkins her house, job and credit rating’

    Katie Hopkins has applied for an insolvency agreement (IVA) in a bid to avoid bankruptcy following a costly libel case involving the food writer Jack Monroe.

    Last year, the rightwing commentator was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds in damages and legal costs after Hopkins sent tweets in 2015 which falsely implied Monroe backed the defacement of war memorials by protestors.

    Monroe originally asked for Hopkins to apologise and donate £5,000 to a migrants’ charity or she would sue. But Hopkins – who had confused Monroe with the columnist Laurie Penny – refused to back down, resulting in a costly court case, with the commentator forced to pay £24,000 in damages and a substantially larger sum in legal costs.

    Meanwhile, her mainstream media career collapsed. She parted ways with Mail Online, for whom she had written a regular column, in late 2017, only a few months after losing her LBC radio show when she called for a “final solution” in response to the Manchester Arena terrorist attack. She now works for the far-right Canadian outlet Rebel Media.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    Jack Monroe, who won a libel action against columnist, says ‘it’s sad two tweets cost Hopkins her house, job and credit rating’

    Katie Hopkins has applied for an insolvency agreement (IVA) in a bid to avoid bankruptcy following a costly libel case involving the food writer Jack Monroe.

    Last year, the rightwing commentator was ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds in damages and legal costs after Hopkins sent tweets in 2015 which falsely implied Monroe backed the defacement of war memorials by protestors.

    Monroe originally asked for Hopkins to apologise and donate £5,000 to a migrants’ charity or she would sue. But Hopkins – who had confused Monroe with the columnist Laurie Penny – refused to back down, resulting in a costly court case, with the commentator forced to pay £24,000 in damages and a substantially larger sum in legal costs.

    Meanwhile, her mainstream media career collapsed. She parted ways with Mail Online, for whom she had written a regular column, in late 2017, only a few months after losing her LBC radio show when she called for a “final solution” in response to the Manchester Arena terrorist attack. She now works for the far-right Canadian outlet Rebel Media.



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    I agree with a lot of what she says. So do a lot of other people. Wouldn't do to all be the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockhouse View Post
    I agree with a lot of what she says. So do a lot of other people. Wouldn't do to all be the same.
    Careful - the wailing masses will be on here soon to call you a racist homophobic bigot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockhouse View Post
    I agree with a lot of what she says. So do a lot of other people. Wouldn't do to all be the same.
    To some extent I'd agree, although some of it was just too toxic. Either way I did like the way she just fired in and for the most part weathered it. She certainly sparked plenty of debate which I do think was good. As Lockhouse says, not good to all be the same.

    That said if you live by the sword etc so it's difficult to be too sympathetic. I've a feeling it's not as bad as it sounds for her. She's a smart cookie and has to know something like this would happen. I'm sure she's got some dodgy setup going that won't put her on the streets just yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockhouse View Post
    I agree with a lot of what she says. So do a lot of other people. Wouldn't do to all be the same.
    You agree with a professional troll? Well done......I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    To some extent I'd agree, although some of it was just too toxic. Either way I did like the way she just fired in and for the most part weathered it. She certainly sparked plenty of debate which I do think was good. As Lockhouse says, not good to all be the same.

    That said if you live by the sword etc so it's difficult to be too sympathetic. I've a feeling it's not as bad as it sounds for her. She's a smart cookie and has to know something like this would happen. I'm sure she's got some dodgy setup going that won't put her on the streets just yet.
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