Dr. Christian Jessen He is said to be facing bankruptcy after losing a defamation suit to politician Arlene Foster.
The shameful body Star has been ordered to pay £ 125,000 in damages for defamation after Northern Ireland’s first minister tweeted false accusations of having an extramarital affair.
The 6-year-old Dr Jason has said he has only £ 20,000 in his name and cannot pay to appeal against the verdict without first starting a crowd-funder.
A High Court judge in Belfast ruled that his 2019 tweet was “extremely abusive”, after which he also said that his mental health was a “rift”.
Former leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Mrs Foster, said the tweet caused her “grave upset, distress, embarrassment and humiliation”.
Dr. Jason launched a Go Fund Me page to cover his legal fees, but faced backlash on social media for it.
He is asking for £150,000, and has told his supporters that he will donate any surplus.
If he appealed against the decision, it is likely that his legal fees would be around £ 300,000.
The doctor said that he regretted his tweet.
He said: “Obviously, I deeply regret it, and if Arlene Foster says the claim in the tweet is not true, I’m sorry to hurt them.
“But I do not agree with the verdict. I am ruthlessly honest in court about my mental health and the circumstances that led to the tweet, and it is really worrying to dismiss it.”
“I couldn’t gather all my medical evidence of my depression together. I’ve spent the last year living with my parents and not working and not in a mental state due to the Kovid epidemic. It’s just a stupid tweet Was. “
He added: “I’m down to my last £ 20,000 and it won’t last long. I don’t have money so if crowd-funding doesn’t work, I may have to declare myself bankrupt.
“It obviously doesn’t help my mental health in any way and I can feel it cracking when I’m saving all this time.”
Dr. Jessen said he had known about Mrs. Foster for a long time as he took an interest in the DUP’s stance on issues such as gay marriage as a gay man.
During the court hearing, Judge Gerry McLindon said the tweet was “a derogatory libel in relation to a person of considerable repute”.
He said it attacked Mrs Foster’s “honesty at the most fundamental level”.