Christian Jessen in last chance saloon to defend actions over untrue Arlene Foster affair tweet, says judge – Belfast Telegraph

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Gavin Millar QC informed the judge he could have Dr Jessens composed submissions by May 4.
Mr Ringland QC consented to send Mrss Fosters response by May 10.
The hearing for last oral submissions in relation to the problem of credibility will take place on May 14.
It was on December 23, 2019, that Dr Jessen tweeted the accusation which triggered legal action from Mrs Foster.
The post remained online until Dr Jessen erased it on January 7, 2020.
Although the DUP leader has currently secured judgment in her favour, Dr Jessen declared that he had actually not received legal files or trial dates for the libel action and was consequently bought to Belfast to affirm and deal with cross examination by Mrs Fosters counsel.
In the High Court recently he stated he did not intend to cause “any distress” by posting the dubious rumour, while admitting that the allegation would have been “undesirable” for Northern Irelands the majority of senior political leader.
By the time the post was gotten rid of, it had resembled 3,500 times and retweeted over 500 times.
Jessen told the court he had actually posted the tweet based on rumours he had continued reading social networks and wished to highlight “possible hypocrisy behind in” referring to the DUPs position on same-sex marital relationship and abortion.
The previous week, Mrs Foster had told the court that she believed Dr Jessens tweet had actually been developed to destabilise her when she was involved in talk with reanimate Stormonts power-sharing government.
She added that she had to sit down with her 2 children and her senior mom to assure them the rumour was not real.

ustice Gerry McAlinden, nevertheless, informed the court that it was “the last possibility saloon” for the celeb medic.
Northern Irelands First Minister is taking legal action against the Em barrassing Bodies presenter for tweeting the incorrect claim that she had been having an extra-martial affair with a close defense policeman.
In an evaluation hearing on Tuesday, Mr McAlinden confirmed David Ringland QC, acting for Mrs Foster, that he would make a preliminary judgment on whether Dr Jensen is being sincere about the service of files.
He said he was facilitating this because it is “an important element of the case” including: “This is the last chance saloon for Dr Jessen, a Harley Street medical professional.
“And, if its a case where he loses his opportunity to belatedly defend this action on a trustworthiness point then its essential that all chances are provided to him and his agents to make points in his favour so thats why Im adopting this particular method,” the judge said.

A judge in the Arlene Foster libel case has enabled accused Christian Jessen to make more submissions.

 

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