But there was a twist. The court granted the appeal hearing on condition that I pay £400,000 within 14 days.
If I don't pay £400,00 then there's no appeal hearing...
On top of the actual appeal of the libel case I now have to appeal the £400,000 condition. This is not simple. Today is the 23rd December and I have only 7 days to fill in the application form to request a the hearing to get that £400,000 condition removed. Then we can go to the actual appeal itself.
And a lot of hard work. This isn't going to be simple. If i want to lift the £400,000 condition then I need to disclose all of my finances to the court and to David de Freitas and his lawyers. The process is extremely intrusive.
Mr de Freitas will now get to see all my bank statements, see where I do my shopping, he'll get all my tax returns etc etc.
I spent all night long, sorting out my papers. I didn't leave my office until 4am. It was exhausting and just terribly depressing. Here is a short video I took: