I have blogged here before about how the public school Twitter bully Jeremy Duns smears people.
But the threats he has made against this blogs are a perfect illustration of how he operates.
In August, Duns put up a post threatening legal action against this blog - you can read it here.
He also clearly implies that I am responsible for other sites that scrutinise his work, although without producing a shred of evidence that I have done so.
As well as the usual abuse he heeps on a mere woman who has the temerity to question him - 'pathethic' and 'vile' are two of the words he uses, living up to his usual standards of civilised debate - he specifically states that he is planning legal action.
He has done this before - for example on September 21, 2012, he wrote this as a comment -
"IlkleyChess (Gerard Killoran) is now explaining to me via email why this wasn't him. I'm all ears.
makes little difference. If this blog is still here tomorrow morning I
will take legal steps to find the IP of this and the other blog, and sue
whoever is behind it for libel. If 'Maria James' *isn't* Gerard - and I
find that extraordinarily hard to believe - he or she has of course not
just defamed me but also brought Steve Roach into this against his
will, and now apparently Mr Killoran. So if it isn't either of them,
they may also want to sue.
Either way, I'll sue if it's still here tomorrow. Try me" - the link is here.
On 15th September, 20112, he wrote this -
I do not know the IP address of this blog and other similarly names one
- but Google will. If this blog is still here on Monday morning I will
initiate the legal process to obtain the IP address of this blog on
grounds of malicious falsehood and defamation. Whoever the IP belongs to
- ie you - I will then sue." - the link is here.
So it is quite clear that Duns is accusing me of malicious falsehood, libel and defamation.
That is a very serious allegation to make. Malicious falsehood, for example, is a criminal offence. So Duns is accusing me of a crime.
But when I called him out on it, and said I would correct any errors of fact I had made, he fell strangely silent.
Duns describes himself as journalist. In fact, the evidence for this is hard to find. According to this site, the last original article he wrote was in May 2011, and the one before that was in May 2009. I am not sure if writing two articles in four years allows you to describe yourself as a journalist. But anyway, if he is a qualified journalist the he must surely be familiar with the libel laws. These state very clearly that both truth and fair comment are defences against libel.
I challeneged Duns quite clearly to state any mistaken facts in my blogs, and said I would correct them. He could not do so, because it is all true. Unlike Duns, I check things carefully before writing them.
So why is he accusing me of libel when he has no case?
Why is he bullying and throwing around accusations he is not able to back back up?
Because all he is interested in doing is smearing people.
Time and time again, he makes aggressive allegations against people, without a shred of evidence to support them - and this is just one more example.
More and more people are starting to understand that public school bullies like Duns represent everything that is wrong with our society. If we stand up to him, we can change the world for the better.