This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 16 °C Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Food blogger takes Katie Hopkins to court over tweets

The case continues today in the UK.

Image: Nick Ansell/PA

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.

Read: Brutally killed: El Salvador in shock as Gustavito the hippo stabbed to death >

Read: Mother on protest walk from Cork to Dublin for second time to get her child medicinal cannabis >

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Read next: