Friday, 4 March 2016

I offer to settle my libel claim for a nominal £1 of damages.

The reason I am suing David de Freitas is very simple: 

a) To clear my name 
b) And stop to Mr de Freitas from repeating his allegations.

It is now over a year since I issued my libel proceedings. However David de Freitas is not backing down. Last year his lawyers wrote to us saying he would continue going to the press and was free to repeat his allegations at any time. This is very worrying.

The trial is now just three months away. This thing could be stopped now if we are both willing to compromise.

I know Mr de Freitas is not a rich man, so I have made an offer he can't refuse. I have said that if he pays me £1 in damages and just 25% of my legal costs I will back down, on condition he makes a short statement and promises to make not to repeat his allegations. I am not asking for him to say sorry because he never will, just an acknowledgement that he accidentally got things wrong.

Considering that I have been wrongly accused again and again I think this is a pretty reasonable offer.






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