Sonia Poulton - clearly not what most call a real journalist

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Re: Sonia Poulton - clearly not what most call a real journalist

Post by jjbd » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:05 am

Alibongo wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:27 pm
Fools and their money are soon parted :s_yes
I've noticed they're all pleading persecution and poverty.
But yet she claimed she was so successful in everything she did!

As for "This is unprecedented for me...." I thought she had been fighting Court cases for years.

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Re: Sonia Poulton - clearly not what most call a real journalist

Post by honestbroker1 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:52 am

jjbd wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:05 am
Alibongo wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:27 pm
Fools and their money are soon parted :s_yes
I've noticed they're all pleading persecution and poverty.
But yet she claimed she was so successful in everything she did!

As for "This is unprecedented for me...." I thought she had been fighting Court cases for years.
Well, this is 2017

https://convictedtrolls.com/tag/sonia-poulton/

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Re: Sonia Poulton - clearly not what most call a real journalist

Post by jjbd » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:43 pm

honestbroker1 wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:52 am
jjbd wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:05 am
Alibongo wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:27 pm
Fools and their money are soon parted :s_yes
I've noticed they're all pleading persecution and poverty.
But yet she claimed she was so successful in everything she did!

As for "This is unprecedented for me...." I thought she had been fighting Court cases for years.
Well, this is 2017

https://convictedtrolls.com/tag/sonia-poulton/
Yes thanks hb - the whole sordid mess has been going on for years so I have no idea how now is " unprecedented"?

see also by sal » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:31 pm on this thread.

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Re: Sonia Poulton - clearly not what most call a real journalist

Post by jjbd » Sat May 01, 2021 7:18 pm

Sonia Poulton
@SoniaPoulton
Whatever the outcome of today, I could not have wished for a better barrister to represent me than Richard Munden at 5RB. So blessed. The Fighting Fund did that. Thank you. #FreeSpeechSoniaPoulton https://soniapoulton.co.uk/fighting-fund
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Post by honestbroker1 » Sat May 01, 2021 7:52 pm

She does seem to have some high-powered legal-types defending her:

https://www.5rb.com/member/richard-munden/

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Re: Sonia Poulton - clearly not what most call a real journalist

Post by jjbd » Sun May 02, 2021 10:31 am

UPDATE - April 28, 2021

What an experience and a journey this is.

In recent times, I’ve seen some of the worst of humanity and some of the best.

When I launched my Fighting Fund at the start of this month (see post below), I did it with great fear and trepidation.

To make such personally sensitive issues so public, was hard to do. It made me feel vulnerable.

And you know what?

I’m glad I did it. The response has been amazing. It touched me deeply - and that has empowered me.

I really needed that strength and particularly given all the constant moving parts that are going on around me and involving me.

Here's one example.

This Friday I have a remote hearing. It is in the High Court and is open to the public.

An ex-MP is suing me for defamation (which I deny) and I, in turn, am countersuing him for harassment - and two of his associates, too.

The ex-MP, who will be representing the Lib-Dems at the next election, hopes to be returned to Parliament.

It is his desire that we don’t have a full court trial regarding our litigation.

His wish, and which we are opposing this Friday, is to give him a summary judgement and to also strikeout my harassment claim.

Of course I am opposing it all.

I believe this is a matter of public interest and requires a full trial so that the facts can be fully examined.

As an ex-MP, with the aim of being an MP again, and, I, as a journalist who reports on corruption and abuse within the British Establishment, I can’t see how it can’t be in the public interest not to have a full trial involving two people who are in the public eye. That is transparency and we need that more than ever these days.

But these things are not up to me.

All we can do is the best we can - and trust that whatever the outcome, I am exactly where I am meant to be.

Now here’s the great stuff. That Fighting Fund I launched, and to which many of you were able to respond....

Well, thank you. I mean that with bells on.

It has changed so much for me, including much that I can’t even talk about right now - but I will.

But it means the Sun, Moon, Earth and Stars to me. And anything else of great worth you might want to fling in.

I’m a ‘jobbing journalist’. My income comes in and it goes straight back out again.

I have not become financially wealthy from doing my work and that is fine by me. It is not my priority to have excess money.

The only thing about money is you are forced to realise the importance of it when your problem is one that money can help to resolve. Such as, for example, being able to secure fantastic representation.

I’ve had the absolute pleasure of being able to take guidance from Richard Munden of 5RB who will be representing me at the hearing. To be clear. When it comes to barristers - and particularly defamation, harassment and data – 5RB is right there at the top of the legal food chain. Including representing JK Rowling, Meghan Markle, Wayne Rooney and so many others.

And Richard, in such a short period of time, has gone above and beyond to assist me. I feel blessed and appreciative.

That level of expertise, given everything that has been going on around me, is the type of representation I need.

So much to say, so much that has to be held off for now.

But somethings are vital to say...my gratitude for the financial donations, the wonderful emails, messages, tweets and inbox messages is beyond mere words.

People coming together to show me what my work means is one of the most heartwarming experiences I’ve had in years.

It actually gave me light when much around me seemed troublingly dark and sinister. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

My Fighting Fund is ongoing because it has to be.

If I’ve learnt anything over the last few months it’s that if you are to be in with even a winning shout of justice, you have to find a way to fund it. I refused to launch a crowdfunder, or similar, because as previously explained it would certainly be attacked and probably closed down.
Instead, I gratefully receive donations to the following:

PayPal (details below)

Bank:
SV Poulton

Barclays

Account No. 03215652

Sort Code 20-25-25
The IBAN is: GB64 BUKB 20252503215652

When it comes to support, I must again say thank you to Brand New Tube who have been incredible.

I have done two seasons of my Friday night livestream - The Raw Report - produced by them and their kindness and support in this has been brilliant. Beyond brilliant. Out of this World. I love those people and will repay their kindness and support.

And then there is you. Helping me out. In all sorts of ways. From financial, physical and material to psychological and emotional.

Stuff like that keeps people going. Thank you, dearly.
If it is a matter of public interest and the transparency that "we" need - why does she say: "It has changed so much for me, including much that I can’t even talk about right now - but I will."

She has received enough money to hire a top barrister yet she never says what exactly is going on.

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Re: Sonia Poulton - clearly not what most call a real journalist

Post by jjbd » Sun May 02, 2021 10:45 am

Sonia Poulton: Prove My Views Are Not Fake!
Posted on April 30, 2021 by Samuel Collingwood Smith
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Sonia Poulton Video Statement

So, there was a hearing today in Hemming v Poulton. The hearing began with Sonia agreeing to pay me £279 in costs. I then left, and wanted to wait until after the hearing to write about the other matters. Under the Civil Procedure Rules, a large of documents passed into the public domain. The hearing was an application by John Hemming to strike out or summarily judge Sonia Poulton’s pleadings as deficient. Poulton, to some extent, agreed and cross-applied to amend. Defences she still relies upon however, are an allegation she cannot be sure that views on her collaboration with Shaun Attwood were not purchased.

At the outset, I should say that I am a party to these proceedings and so my point of view is naturally selective and focused on my best case. However, since Sonia Poulton has been tweeting all day, a few balancing facts are in order.

Are you donating to Sonia? Did she tell you it is all about Truth? #Truth? Really. Check out this from her defence –
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An extract from John Hemming’s defence asking him to prove that the views on her video collaboration with Shaun Attwood are not fake.

If I were a professional journalist I would rather settle than run this as part of my defence. To be clear, Sonia expanded on this in a witness statement that was used in the hearing and therefore became public domain under the collateral use rule –
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Sonia accused Shaun of fake views.

Sonia has no hard evidence anyone faked views, but speculates Shaun did because some of his videos had relatively low views for his subscriber base.

Sonia raises a number of other defences including Public Interest and Truth. However, she is not trying to prove that John actually committed a crime against Baker, only that Esther Baker said he did, which position John argues under the repetition rule. So if Sonia wins, no one will know anything more about Baker’s allegations than what was decided in Baker v Hemming, that is, Baker’s allegations are untrue.

Sonia is counter-suing myself, John and a third man for harassment. The ‘harassment’ amounts to articles criticising her and also complaining about her lawyers. Although it would have been possible to apply to strike out, I take the view that a trial would be beneficial. I therefore did not oppose the amendments to pleadings save one matter that I consented on. Sonia caved on that before the hearing. It is possible to plead total rubbish and still survive a strike-out application. Esther Baker’s defence to the harassment claim brought against her by a child abuse victim survived until trial. Then she lost on nearly every count.

This case continues. Sonia’s having to pay me costs does not mean I win the case. However, given the likely revelations at the trial, she is likely to regret bringing it even in the (I hope) unlikely event she does.

John was represented by Matthew Hodson of Hardwicke Chambers, extremely skillfully. One amusing point is Sonia’s failure to do basic research. In her fundraising campaign and in her pleadings she argued her statements were in the public interest because Mr Hemming was a politician who had intentions to stand again. As Hodson points out –

“It should be noted in passing that the Claimant is not intending to stand for parliament again. He has made this public on repeated occasions and it has been reported on by the Daily Mail and on the Claimant’s own website. Again, the Defendant is quick to make statements about the Claimant without verifying their accuracy (and that same mistake as to the Claimant’s parliamentary intentions is repeated in her pleadings in this case).”

Not only had Poulton not bothered to check up to date facts about the cases in her video before being interviewed, she did not even check her facts when defending being sued. She is supposedly a professional journalist. Even if she wins, the facts are unlikely to assist her career – a career in which even David Icke has been somewhat critical of her professional conduct. Ms Poulton has turned on her former collaborator but, if she had such suspicions, this supposedly ethical and fearless journalist did not share them with her viewers until being sued. Nor is this aspect of her defence mentioned on the fundraising campaign.

Judgement on the applications was reserved.
http://matthewhopkinsnews.com/?p=7913#more-7913

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Post by jjbd » Sun May 02, 2021 11:00 am

Esther Baker
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@Esther9982
Replying to
@ObjectUK
I think Mr Hemming appears to have forgotten that he is still being sued by me for calling me a liar and a fantasist, and stating that the police believed him not me.

Mr Smith appears to have not forgotten that I am suing him for similar but different statements relating to it

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Re: Sonia Poulton - clearly not what most call a real journalist

Post by jjbd » Sun May 02, 2021 11:02 am

Sonia Poulton
@SoniaPoulton
If you would like to catch up/know more about my court hearing yesterday, @ObjectUK
magnificently live tweeted all day. Thank you so much to them and all who have shown me support at this time. I’m deeply grateful. #FreeSpeechSoniaPoulton https://soniapoulton.co.uk/fighting-fund
6:59 am · 1 May 2021·Twitter for iPad

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