Sunday, 19 June 2016

He’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy

Conspiracy Author David Icke: Made To Pay £50,000 for fibbing

“He’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy” were the words of Richard Warman, a (serial litigator) Canadian human rights lawyer, after being paid £117,000 in compensation for lies published by the conspiracy author David Icke in his 2001 book 'Children of the Matrix'. Icke without any of his usual funfair; quietly settled out of court for what he had written about Warman, in his 2001 book 'Children of the Matrix'. Icke had included numerous false allegations that Warman was seeking to suppress Icke’s exposure of Satanic related child abuse, and murder.

Richard Warman's website describes the background story :

In 1999-2000, Warman had worked with various Jewish and anti-racism groups to notify public venues in Canada of discriminatory elements within Icke’s mishmash of conspiracy theories. After being provided with material from Icke’s own writings, a number of these venues withdrew permission for Icke to use their facilities in his tours. In retaliation, Icke included false allegations in his 2001 book Children of the Matrix that Warman was seeking to suppress Icke’s purported exposure of Satanic child abuse and murder.

David Icke made an out-of-court settlement on January 8th 2015 paying $90,000 CDN (50,000 GBP) on the eve of a long-delayed trial that was scheduled to begin in Toronto on February 2nd, 2015. The Court order formally discontinuing the claim was issued on 4 March 2015 thus paving the way for this announcement. Insurers for three Canadian bookstores that had refused to stop selling the book after being served with libel notices had previously settled out for $120,000 CDN (67,000 GBP). Information obtained from litigation by Icke against his former US business partner demonstrated that at least 55,000 copies of Children of the Matrix had been sold worldwide.

The settlement includes the requirement that Icke immediately cease any further distribution of Children of the Matrix and remove the defamatory material from any future editions. Warman thanked his lawyers Christine Lonsdale and Elder Marques of law firm McCarthy Tétrault – “They were absolute professionals and I couldn’t have done it without them.” Warman said “This settlement exposes Icke’s argument that no one had ever sued him because his allegations were true as nothing more than a fallacy.” He added, “My reputation has been entirely vindicated. David Icke’s attacks against me were disgraceful and beyond the pale but he’s paid a heavy price for them and I trust this will never happen again.”

Warman closed with quoting Monty Python:  

“He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy.”

David Icke is quite well known for making unfounded allegations, about numerous different people on his website, and through his books, blogs and video interviews. Normally these allegations are without the even the slightest bit of evidence to sustain his theories, or writings. He has in the past boasted that no one will sue him because "It's true". It seems that it was only be a matter of time before someone did; and won. 

Admittedly Warman could be best describe as a serial litigation lawyer (or sometimes known as ambulance chasers) and Warman openly admits targeting Icke (because of his theories/views). Common sense would have suggested that Icke would have been more carefully; rather than libelling himself. Strangely Icke has been rather quiet about this case, and hasn’t mentioned this legal defeat anywhere; despite previously publicising the case to his readers, and appeals for donations for a legal defence. Does Icke intend to refund all donations from his non-existence/defunct legal defence fund?


David Icke Books: 'Children of the Matrix' (2001)
David Icke, The Lizards and The Jews

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