Wednesday, 9 December 2015
I couldn't believe it. The CPS had just made a press statement saying that I was charged with harassment. It was all over the news. All over the national press websites.
It was a disaster.
I only found out 10 minutes ago from my own lawyers, and didn't have time to tell anyone or refute the allegations.
What are my girlfriend's parents going to think about all this?
The CPS Press Release states:
“The CPS has today charged Alexander Economou with harassment of David de Freitas.
“Mr Economou will appear before Westminster Magistrates on 11 January 2016. After carefully considering all of the evidence the CPS has decided that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and it is in the public interest to charge Mr Economou. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."
Full details of the charge:
Between 5 November 2014 and 20 October 2015 Alexander Economou pursued a course of conduct which amounted to the harassment of David de Freitas and which he knew or ought to have known amounted to the harassment of David de Freitas in that he
(a) delivered or caused to be delivered a letter dated 6 November 2014 to the home of David de Freitas;
(b) sent a series of emails to the solicitor acting for David de Freitas;
(c) uploaded various recordings and comments onto websites such as YouTube, vimeo.com and liveleaks.com,
(d) set up and maintained a website with the domain name eleanordefreitas.com.
Friday, 29 May 2015
Lisa Longstaff from the charity Women Against Rape accuses me of raping Eleanor de Freitas live on TV
And the saga continues.
A few days ago I was contacted by a member of the public who had been watching BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme.
They told me that one of the guests had accused me of raping Eleanor de Freitas - live on TV.
The guest was someone called Lisa Longstaff. A radical feminist who founded the charity Women Against Rape.
Quite frankly I am becoming sick to death of these rape charities. They pass themselves off as do gooders but they are in fact groups of angry women who want to blame everyone and everything for their misfortunes. When you show them evidence they throw it in the bin, they just want to blame and shame innocent victims like me.
I had already written to Women Against Rape before and even given them a copy of some of the evidence but they don't care. They continue to accuse me pf rape regardless. They think they are somehow immune.
I complained to the BBC and they posted the following apology:
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Three months ago we wrote the letter before action to Mr de Freitas lawyer. It was in response to his repeated libels on Radio, TV and in Newspapers.
The final straw was when he contradicted the Director of Public Prosecutions statement in December. By then i had had enough, That was the 7th time he had libelled me.
In late February his legal team had written back a letter in response denying everything and saying he would make a counter claim for harassment. The supposed harassment was for letters telling him to shut up and stop lying, and for a website that I created in January, see my January 1st post.
It was war. He was going to do everything in his power to make life difficult. All he needed to do was to put he hands in the air and say "I got it wrong" and promise never to go to go to press again and that would be it.
As per the usual course of action I issued the proceedings. That is we issued a claim in the High Court. We would wait for his lawyers to file a defence and in a years time we would have a trial. A judge would decide who was right and who was wrong and that would the end of it.
The last week had also been very press intense week. Today, on March the 17th it was Eleanor de Freitas inquest, which had been adjourned after her father went to the press. It was supposed to have happened in November, but got delayed for four months. The conclusion of the inquest death by suicide.
Mr de Freitas was not satisfied with that ruling. He wanted the coroner to release the CPS file against his daughter and to have an article 2 inquest or a jury inquest.
If that happened it would be a nightmare, because he would effectively put me on trial. He would take the evidence and twist it all around, and try to make me look guilty of contributing to his daughters death.
This explained why this wasn't the end of his press campaign. He would remain proactive and would continue speaking out.
Anyway we have issued libel proceedings and de Freitas was being more careful now, so that was a positive.
We shall see what the defence lawyers say in their defence, in two months time.
Otherwise it's my birthday in a few days time and there's a solar eclipse that day, so that's a good sign.
I'm feeling positive.
Thursday, 1 January 2015
It was clear that Mr de Freitas was never going to stop going to the press. He was going to keep publishing lies about me.
I spent new years eve 2014/15 on my own. I had a little dinner at a friends house and then around 1030 pm I went back home. I didn't feel like celebrating, it had been a hard couple of months. I just wanted to be peacefully at home with my hot chocolate in front of my gas fire place and TV.
I got a pen and paper and I decided what I wanted out of the year ahead.
I decided to do two things:
1. I was going to create a website that published the CCTV, text messages, escort images and other information to show the truth in the situation.
2. To sue Mr de Freitas for libel and get a gagging order to prevent him repeating his lies. If he wanted to to call it a truce and stop lying then I would stop my action. Otherwise this was going to trial.
The following day, I went to my office and I set up the website. I'm ok with websites, so it didn't take me too long to create. I uploaded the CCTV, the text message evidence, the pictures of sex toys and images from the tantric temple. My website also had accompanying text to explain the context and to give some form of narrative.
As far as I was concerned this was freedom of speech. Mr de Freitas had lied and this was the truth. Everything that i was saying was the truth and no one could show the contrary.
I also uploaded the CCTV to Youtube and some other video sites to get maximum coverage.
If you've been accused of rape in the media then trust me, you would do the same to prove your innocence. Here's a little screen shot of the front page of the website: