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Started by Sebastian Cobb, May 19, 2022, 10:56:49 AM
QuoteThe actor argued any judge picked to oversee the case would be open to accusations of "involuntary bias" because of guidance issued to the judicial on racism, whereas he said a jury would have "enhanced impartiality".
QuoteFox, through his barrister Alexandra Marzec, argued a jury would be better at reaching fair verdicts "in light of the cultural and social context of this case", and suggested the arbiters of what is racist should be members of the public "assisted by his or her own life experience and knowledge of the English language".
Quote from: bgmnts on May 19, 2022, 11:06:12 AMI'm surprised you can even prosecute a person with a chimp's IQ for libel.
QuoteThe libel-proof plaintiff doctrine is a concept that insulates a speaker or publisher from liability for statements made about someone who has no good reputation to protect.
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on May 19, 2022, 11:12:17 AMI'll leave it up to someone else to answer whether there's an equivalent in UK law as I don't actually know.
QuoteThe former Lewis actor is being sued by ex-Stonewall trustee Simon Blake, Coronation Street actress Nicola Thorp and drag artist Crystal after a Twitter row in October 2020.In turn, Mr Fox – who founded the Reclaim Party and unsuccessfully stood as a candidate for London Mayor – is counter-suing the trio over tweets accusing him of racism in an exchange following Sainsbury's decision to celebrate Black History Month.
Quote from: Gurke and Hare on May 19, 2022, 12:17:35 PMI think the test for defamation in the UK is that the statement would damage the plaintiff's reputation in the eyes of a reasonable person, so you might think that he could reasonably suggest that no reasonable person could possibly have a lower opinion of him, but if he's being sued for calling people paedophiles then he's not the plaintiff, he's the defendant so it wouldn't apply.If the case is about him calling people paedophiles, what's racism got to do with it anyway?
Quote from: Martin Van Buren Stan on May 19, 2022, 01:08:38 PMWho mentioned racism?
Quote from: jobotic on May 19, 2022, 03:14:19 PMJudge: that's it?
Quote from: Gurke and Hare on May 19, 2022, 01:55:59 PMThe quotes in the first post in this thread.
Quote from: Paul Calf on May 19, 2022, 03:54:23 PMHe's just the kind of twat to decide that his lawyer is incompetent and expensive, throw a fit and go pro seIf he does that, I'll be glued to it.
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on May 19, 2022, 04:51:32 PMPurple Aki represents himself in court and sometimes gets off. Although that's probably not the most bizzare thing about Aki lore.
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on May 19, 2022, 04:51:32 PMand sometimes gets off.
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on May 19, 2022, 11:12:17 AMIn the US there is a fitting notion of a 'libel-proof' plantiff doctrine that he could use but it would involve admitting no reasonable person should take him seriously.
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