Katie Hopkins has had to sign an IVA following on from a lawsuit with food writer, Jack Monroe.
Monroe took to Twitter yesterday to say, “I can confirm today that following that landmark libel case, Katie Hopkins has entered into an IVA to avoid bankruptcy. I knew for a while but could not say anything for legal reasons. The arbitrary defender of free speech didn’t want anyone to know, ironically…”
Back in May, Hopkins was ordered to pay Monroe £24,000 in damages and legal costs after a court found that comments made about Monroe were libellous.
An Insolvency Agreement is an agreement which means that the applicant will repay their creditors but over a longer time frame.
According to government data, Hopkins entered into the IVA in May.
Monroe stated in another tweet, “I have been paid in full, but many of her creditors, including my lawyer, will not be paid what they are owed. For the want of an apology, a house, a job, a column, a radio show, and now financial solvency, were lost. It’s all very sad, actually”.
Katie Hopkins has not addressed the matter publicly.