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Leo Kelion

Suzanne Martin accuses BBC's Leo Kelion of helping incite violence against RCL and its employees, and that he has crossed "to the dark side".

Suzanne Martin accuses Leo Kelion/BBC of inciting violence

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From: suzanne@suzannemartin.com
To: jayne.clemens@michelmores.com; garbhan.shanks@michelmores.com; davidlevylondon@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8:06:26 PM GMT

A short recap - we have been advised that one journalist at The Register has court documents and we believe it is the application for an injunction. I am seeking to verify this.

Andrew/Smith/Cooper/Melbourne have been holding court in a private forum for a few days and interacting with the known trolls, some genuine backers and press. Leo Kelion - BBC being one of them. Leo contacted me yesterday and asked for a statement by "Thursday 8th March" I check this morning if he meant Thursday 9th and he said no. I advised him I was aware he is in the forum and I asked why - he claims to be monitoring.

Over the last 10 days the Andrews repeated statements have incited a number of people to threaten to turn up at our homes, "do things the old fashion way" and on one occasion "punch me in the face". It is out of hand and i have reported it to the Police - most recently last night when someone threatened to turn up at my home and see me "face to face". they had also Invited people to turn up at Clive's, David's ,Lee's and his GF's home. It has turned into a kind of Vigilante mob. asked Leo not to inflame the situation and sent him a copy of your letter from December to remind him. he has been like a dog with a bone all day - has allegedly called the Met press office - they have no record of this as I have spoken to them. But it might have been someone before out of hours. He might as well be Andrews and has clearly made this personal. He also apperas to have given the story to another BBC freelancers who placed a version of the BBC story with Gizmodo - that has now been removed by us. He has demanded to know my address to prove there are threats and I seriously think he has now crossed over to the dark side. I think anything he writes will inflame the situation and that worries me at least until the Police are across the situation. The officer wet have been dealing with went on holiday last night his intelligence report from Twitter is expected in two weeks. I called the crisis guy but he has been in meetings all day and couldn't help so I have muddled through.

I have sent you some screen grabs from the private group. Most of the threats have been reported - David needs to cal and report the suggestion that people should turn up at his house .

I think they are basically afraid of the bank statements - is there anything we can release that is factual ref Cooper/Cornerstone that would shift they focus - nothing emotional just black and white facts confirming judgement? I think we need to be stealing the agenda.

Best Suzanne

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