Jul 1, 2021
Twitter 'troll' to pay Stephen Nolan six-figure sum in damages
A person who used anonymous Twitter accounts to make defamatory remarks about Stephen Nolan has apologised and agreed to pay a six-figure damages sum. The individual admitted running a campaign which "Involved the systematic dissemination of false and defamatory allegations" against Mr Nolan. Mr Nolan, who presents shows on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio 5 Live, said the individual had been running a "Malicious campaign designed to undermine me and hinder my journalism". The individual said they had agreed to pay a six-figure sum in damages as well as Mr Nolan's legal costs. Mr Tweed said that legal letters had also been issued to other people and action would be taken against those who published or spread similar false allegations about Mr Nolan.
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