The Tusker has become aware of an email circulated to the Westminster SNP MPs and their staff, designed to correct an ‘untrue and defamatory letter’ which has triggered some enquiries from constituents. It makes these points:
- The claim that Joanna Cherry has ‘funded’ a hate group is untrue and defamatory.
- Joanna Cherry made a donation to Sarah Phillimore an English barrister specialising in Family Law. Ms Phillimore is taking legal action over her local police force recording information against her which she believes to be untrue
- There is no link between Ms Cherry’s donation to Sarah Phillimore and We Are Fair Cop itself, nor any link between the donation and Fair Cop’s use of the #SayYesToHate hashtag
- Tweets and an open letter by David Paisley have sought to conflate a tweet from the Fair Cop organisation and Ms Cherry’s crowdfunding for Sarah Phillimore’s legitimate cause.
- At no time has Ms Cherry supported or endorsed the hashtag #SayYesToHate nor the organisation Fair Cop
- Ms Cherry does not support any hate group and is on record as a defender of other people’s rights including the rights of Trans People and is a respected member of the Joint House of Lords and Commons Committee on Human Rights
Sarah Phillimore: CrowdJustice The police should not secretly record us as ‘hateful’ – https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/the-police-recorded-me-as-hate/