Jack Monroe has won her libel case against Katie Hopkins.
Food journalist Jack Monroe has won her court battle against Katie Hopkins after she sued the LBC presenter and MailOnline columnist for defamation.
The Guardian and Cooking On A Bootstrap writer sued over tweets sent from Katie Hopkin’s twitter account in 2015; which Monroe has said has caused “serious harm” to her reputation.
Taking to Twitter following her victory Jack said,
“It”s taken 21 months but today the High Court ruled that Hopkins statements to/about me were defamatory. I sued her for libel. and I won.
“To everyone who told me I couldn’t, wouldn’t, shouldn’t – I could, I would, I did.”
Commenting on Katie Hopkins’ behaviour, Jack told her fans on Twitter that the controversial talkshow host didn’t turn up to court once in the four days of the trial.
Mr Justice Warby awarded Monroe £24,000 in damages saying that Hopkins had caused “Ms Monroe real and substantial distress” and was entitled to “fair and reasonable compensation”.