Monday, 7 January 2019

Today I was made bankrupt.

Six seeks weeks ago I lost my appeal (in the court of appeal) which meant I had to pay David de Freitas legal costs. The judge ordered me to pay an "interim payment" of £400,000 by the 19th December 2018, but I had run out of money.

Mr de Freitas legal bill is probably somewhere around £1.8m. I didn't make the payment of £400,000 so David de Freitas applied to have me bankrupted and that's what has happened. It's no secret, the bankruptcy is being advertised in the Gazette as with all bankrupts, so might as well put it here as part of the narrative.

I've moved out of my flat I lived in for 19 years and now living in a rental. That flat will be sold to pay off Mr de Freitas legal bill. It's all a bit sad, but it can't get any worse than this. There is nothing to lose at this stage. Setbacks and comebacks are what makes life interesting, so even though I should be depressed I am actually excited about the future. It only gets better from here.

In December I applied for permission to appeal the Supreme Court, and I am awaiting that decision. Click here to see the grounds of appeal.

I have some lawyers lined up who will represent me pro bono, if I get permission. It's a controversial case in which the court agreed I had been seriously harmed but gave David de Freitas immunity from libel, even though he falsely accused me of raping his daughter.

We shall see what happens. I will update the blog when I know more.