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Katie Hopkins Could Face Legal Action Over Dee ‘Benefit Cheat’ Tweet

August 21, 2014

Loudmouth Katie Hopkins could face legal action after falsely accusing  Celebrity Big Brother’s White Dee of being a benefits cheat.

The controversial tabloid newspaper columnist made the potentially defamatory outburst on Twitter after the Benefits Street star entered the TV house on Sunday night.

She tweeted: “I’m sorry I am not in there – but I can’t live in a house with a benefit cheat from Birmingham. I have standards darlings.”

On Tuesday, White Dee’s agent Barry Tomes said she would consider legal action against Hopkins and other public figures who have also made false allegations against her time on welfare, when she was suffering from depression.

He fumed: “Two or three people have written some very nasty things about Dee and we will be looking at taking action when she leaves the  celebrity Big Brother  house. Katie Hopkins is top of that list.           

“We will want a complete apology or compensation because it has gone past a joke. Dee is not a benefits cheat and we have the P60 from the Department of Works and Pension to prove this.

“People like Katie Hopkins and others have a duty to be accurate. All Dee wants to do is build a future for her and her kids. She has turned down offers worth a lot of money because she cares too much for her children.

“It is very hurtful when these people make these false allegations. We will be taking action to rectify this.”

White Dee, real name Deirdre Kelly, was first into the  CBB  house last night but was whisked away by producers to be made up as the ‘Duchess of Solihull’ in the show’s first task.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. diane permalink
    August 21, 2014 9:33 am

    Lets hope she sues Hopkins for everything she has to sign on and let her experience being on the end of her vitriol for a change. With her dubious morals I doubt she’ll have difficulty finding work.

  2. August 21, 2014 9:36 am

    Reblogged this on Britain Isn't Eating.

  3. August 21, 2014 9:49 am

    Wouldnt it be so ironic if Dee sued Katy and won hundreds of thousands in compensation and was also awarded court costs forcing Hopkins to claim bankruptcy, lose her home, get sacked from every media job forcing her to sign on!

    I wonder if the stress of losing everything would bring on depression and maybe a future ESA claim from Hopkins!!

    • August 21, 2014 11:57 am

      For which she would only receive 12 months ESA including assessment phase.

  4. philipburdekin permalink
    August 21, 2014 11:06 am

    WOW, yesssss, it may teach Hopkins a valuable lesson in keeping her very big and nasty mouth shut.

  5. The Infamous Culex permalink
    August 21, 2014 12:15 pm

    Ms Hopkins may seem like a slapper
    Or a nasty, mean minded yapper.
    When posting on Twitter
    She does tend to witter
    With stuff that belongs down the crapper.

  6. ChrisR permalink
    August 21, 2014 12:23 pm

    I would personally advise Big Dee against suing Hopkins – It thrives on publicity, so depriving It of attention would hurt It more than a few £000.

    • The Infamous Culex permalink
      August 21, 2014 4:49 pm

      If Dee really wants to hurt Ms Hopkins, she should seek summary judgement and an injunction whereby Ms Hopkins is forever forbidden from mentioning or alluding to Dee in any way.

      Any damages awarded could be paid to the Trussell Trust which, again, Ms Hopkins will hate.

  7. diane permalink
    August 21, 2014 5:28 pm

    I hope that suing this vile woman renders her penniless & taciturn. Even if the latter happened I’d be happy

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