Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Charged with Harssment
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.