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Food blogger takes Katie Hopkins to court over tweets

The case continues today in the UK.

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FOOD BLOGGER JACK Monroe is suing columnist Katie Hopkins for defamation in the UK High Court over a number of posts made on Twitter.

The case centres around tweets sent by Hopkins to the blogger in the summer of 2015.

Monroe is claiming damages from controversial Hopkins over tweets she says caused “serious harm” to her reputation.

Monroe, a food blogger who also campaigns on poverty issues, is asking a judge to find that she was “defamed” by the former Apprentice contestant.

Writing on the social media platform yesterday, Monroe said that five hours of cross-examination was “gruelling, exhausting and deeply unpleasant”. She then wrote that she’ll be glad when the whole litigation process is over and done with and thanked people for their support.

Monroe rose to prominence when she began writing a blog which shared affordable recipes she had created while living as a young single mother. Since becoming more well-known, Monroe has also been outspoken on issues such as poverty and austerity.

Comments have been turned off as legal proceedings are ongoing.

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