Category Archives: defamation

The Times is about to launch a special Scottish edition the intention from Mr Murdoch being that as the Scottish tabloid market was shaken up by the super soaraway Sun, the quality market is similarly ready for shaking. A critical figure … Continue reading

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Hairy man wins

Tommy Sheridan has won the defamation case with a £200,000 damages award.The consequences would appear to be that 3 MSPs – including the SSP leader Colin Fox – have been adjudged by the jury to have lied in court, committing … Continue reading

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The jury is out – Tommy Sheridan defamation case

So Tommy Sheridan v News International enters the final Act.  This morning Lord Turnbull charged the jury and they have now retired to consider their verdict.  Admitting that he had never knowingly read the News of the World (again my … Continue reading

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Of Swing(er)s and Roundabouts – the ego has landed: Today’s Sheridan news

I have posted regularly on the Tommy Sheridan defamation case.  It’s still going, although now on its last legs.  (which reminds me of the funniest comment on the case to date – the man from The Herald who has added greatly … Continue reading

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Tommy SHeridan sums up

Tommy Sheridan today delivered his summing up speech in his defamation action.  With reference to his simian qualities (and sadly with no due acknowledgement to tanngrisnir‘s comment) he told the jury, “If I am a hairy ape I am sure, if … Continue reading

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my brother Esau is a hairy man, but I am a smooth man

The Tommy Sheridan defamation action continued on its merry way yesterday with Gail Sheridan giving evidence.  Sheridan, maintaining proper propriety referred to her as “Mrs Sheridan” throughout pausing only to wipe a tear away as Mrs Sheridan wept in the … Continue reading

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Look into my eyes, not above the eyes, not below the eyes, but into them. Okay you’re under

Dr Paul McKenna, celebrity hypnotist, is officially not a charlatan.  A judge has held that you cannot say that he bought a PhD from a dodgy Louisianan diploma mill.  That is completely untrue and libellous.   Unusually for a celeb suing … Continue reading

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Of sunbeds and scrabble: Tommy Sheridan update

The last time I posted about the Tommy Sheridan defamation case I made reference to his sacking of his legal team and pondered how Sheridan would do as his own representative.  Since returning to work after vacation I have heard within the … Continue reading

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