Monroe v Hopkins

Libel and slander – Defamatory statement. The Queen's Bench Division ruled as defamatory two tweets posted by the defendant, columnist and radio host Katie Hopkins, which were directed at the claimant, blogger and journalist Jack Monroe. The serious harm requirement of s 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 was met and the defendant was ordered to pay the claimant £24,000 in compensation.

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