Julie Bindel sues Pink News for libel

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Mollyollydolly Sun 23-May-21 16:45:02

The good news just keeps on coming ..
lesbianandgaynews.com/2021/05/julie-bindel-sues-pink-news-for-libel-by-lgn-legal-commentator-dennis-kavanagh/

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FindTheTruth Sun 23-May-21 17:19:33

Good

FindTheTruth Sun 23-May-21 17:19:43

preliminary hearing Wednesday 26th May 2021

LizzieSiddal Sun 23-May-21 17:30:05

Good, someone had to do it. They are the gutter press.

ErrolTheDragon Sun 23-May-21 17:32:11

It's covered in the Sunday times today, couldn't get a share token for it but someone has added screen shots to this thread

Another couple of articles in The Sunday Times today http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/womens_rights/4252229-another-couple-of-articles-in-the-sunday-times-today

CuriousaboutSamphire Sun 23-May-21 17:34:44

Oh the absolute joy that Dr Haddock may make her case fro her grin

Mollyollydolly Sun 23-May-21 17:58:22

Yes Dr Haddock helping to prove her case!! Such joy.

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SciFiScream Sun 23-May-21 19:27:20

What's the Dr connection? I forget. Also how is he doing these days. He's been very quiet.

Erikrie Sun 23-May-21 19:31:57

Great news.

CardinalLolzy Sun 23-May-21 19:35:19

That whole AD story was just bizarre.
LOLing at the Haddock proving her case!

Importantly, the court documents record that many social media users at the time were in no doubt as to whom the article was truly referring to with Dr. Adrian Harrop responding to a thread saying of the behaviour “if these allegations…are even halfway true Julie, your behaviour was entirely inappropriate, & indeed, abuse, furthermore setting up marriages in order to subvert UK immigration law, would definitely need bringing to the attention of the relevant authorities. Ironically, Bindel’s claim is essentially that Harrop understood the article in precisely the way she contends for in court.

yourhairiswinterfire Sun 23-May-21 19:45:46

He's been very quiet.

Oh, if only!

twitter.com/ripx4nutmeg/status/1394963103436128257

www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1438754/nhs-news-transgender-terf-feminist-doctor-woke-political-correctness-lgbtq

AlfonsoTheTerrible Sun 23-May-21 19:57:33

Fingers crossed that Ms Bindel wins her case.

Lottapianos Sun 23-May-21 20:00:36

All power to her

Erikrie Sun 23-May-21 20:10:49

The GP wrote: “Rx: One (1) x Generous Spray, QDS; + unlimited PRN usage in the event of any unexpected trans-exclusionary encounters! #terfrepellent #transgender #transrightsarehumanrights #transrights.”

What the actual fuck? Unlimited PRN usage with what, cleaning fluid? on women who support women's rights? That is a threat. And as a GP he needs arresting.

Letsgetreadytocrumble Sun 23-May-21 20:27:43

Great news! I personally think Mumsnet should follow suit after that absolutely ridiculous article where they lied about Mumsnetters calling for a drag queens 'crucifixion'.

Hadn't heard about Harrop for a while, that photo, what the actual fuck? He is a fucking GP!!!

Defaultname Sun 23-May-21 20:42:31

Letsgetreadytocrumble

Great news! I personally think Mumsnet should follow suit after that absolutely ridiculous article where they lied about Mumsnetters calling for a drag queens 'crucifixion'.

Hadn't heard about Harrop for a while, that photo, what the actual fuck? He is a fucking GP!!!

'GP' can stand for so many things...

PronounssheRa Sun 23-May-21 21:00:16

CuriousaboutSamphire

Oh the absolute joy that Dr Haddock may make her case fro her grin

I'm not going to lie, that is delicious. I can just imagine Harrops reaction.

I remember that 'article' from PN, it was obvious to anyone who had even a passing understanding that they were referring to Julie.

ScreamingMeMe Sun 23-May-21 22:19:41

Oh, how I haven't missed Haddock's pompous missives grin

InTheHeatOfTheSun Mon 24-May-21 08:51:04

I have no idea how he hangs on to his GMC registration. By the skin of his teeth presumably.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Mon 24-May-21 08:56:15

I hope she takes them to the cleaners. They pay no attention to people pointing out how inaccurate and biased many of their stories are. This may finally get through.

AlfonsoTheTerrible Mon 24-May-21 09:02:27

This is an interesting passage from the article: "A solicitor for Pink News speaking to the Sunday Times who first reported the story said that the article in question “was not intended to refer” to Bindel going onto to say her client “will be happy to abide by the court’s decision in due course”."

This makes it sound like Pink News know that they're in the wrong as solicitors usually defend their clients when contacted for comment.

FindTheTruth Wed 26-May-21 07:02:20

preliminary hearing today

PearPickingPorky Wed 26-May-21 07:16:10

I think this sounds a difficult case. I'm not hopeful.

Fernlake Wed 26-May-21 07:29:53

When contacted for comment by Express.co.uk about the outcry, Dr Harrop said: “I shall not even be dignifying your absurd question with a response. Have a good day.

🤣 brilliant stuff.

www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1438754/nhs-news-transgender-terf-feminist-doctor-woke-political-correctness-lgbtq

SpindleWhorl Wed 26-May-21 07:39:59

I thought it sounded difficult, too; but having read the blog piece by Kavanagh I'm now not so sure. That's a strong outline argument.

There's a lot of identifying information in the PN article pointing directly to Julie B. She's demonstrated that likely readers did indeed identify her from it. And she's demonstrated negligence and malice, I think, in the reporting.

The fact that PN haven't taken it down after they knew the linkage was being made isn't a good look, either.

Is today's preliminary hearing to decide if it's a reasonable assertion that the article was indeed about her?

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