Sayeeda Warsi wins libel payout from Jewish News over defamatory allegations | World
LONDON: Baroness Syed Varsi, the first minister of women's affairs in Brazil and former chairman of the Conservative Party, received compensation for damages and legal costs from influential Jewish news over an article that mistakenly assumed that she was trying to justify the actions of the Daesh terrorists.
After Saida-Varsi accepted a lawsuit and sued the publication for defamation and libel, Jewish news published an apology on the front page and agreed to pay £ 200,000 for damages, and she said that she donates several charities, as well as her legal costs.
. The propaganda article, which was also published in Jewish News Online, was written by former army colonel Richard Kemp, in which the author claimed that Varsi had objected to the actions being taken against British Muslims who had killed and raped a terrorist group.
Before dealing with the Supreme Court of London, Jewish news acknowledged that the allegations were "completely untrue and should never have been published"
In a statement, Carter-Cancer, a law firm that acted for Sayyid-Varsi, said: "When the Jewish news is now accepted, these allegations were completely wrong and should never be published. Baroness Varsi is terribly shocked by the actions of Daesh and all terrorist groups (indeed, she is reportedly herself on Daesh's death list) and she never said anything to remotely suggest otherwise. She also believes that Daesh fighters returning to the UK must face the full force of British law.
"Like the publication of the apology on the first page, Jewish News also agreed to pay Baroness Warsi $ 20,000 for damage (which she will donate to the Savair Foundation in the UK, the charitable women's charity, Nisa Nisham, the network of Jewish and Muslim women, Hospice Wakefield, etc.), as well as legal costs. "
Savayra UK Foundation The Warsi charitable organization was created to promote the education and empowerment of women. He works with widows and orphans in the Pakistani city of Gujar Khan. Part of the amount, which is spreading slander, will go to this charity event.
Commenting on the outcome, Baroness Varsi said: "The article was wrong and offensive. As expected, it is widely distributed on the Internet and in social networks and has caused controversial debates, and as a result, I have been subjected to many abuses for seven months.
I am a passionate supporter of interfaith relations and unfounded accusations, such as those published by Colonel Kemp and Jewish news, serve only to reinforce and foment disagreements among the communities. At first I indicated that an early apology and a retreat might lead to the termination of this issue; but the contempt with which Jewish news related to this issue during the first 6 months made my hand. I'm glad that they now apologized and agreed that Kemp's article Colonel was completely false and should never have been published.
. In contrast, it may be appropriate for a person who seems to only publish inflammatory and offensive comments without thought for consequences (not to mention the truth) himself Kemp was too cowardly, even to answer my lawyers' correspondence.
I'm glad that the damage that Jewish news has agreed to pay will be good reasons, including for women in both Muslim and Jewish communities, so something good may come out of this miserable episode. "