In the UK libel actions are extremely expensive - it costs even 100 times as much in the UK as anywhere else in Europe. It is basically there to protect the rich - so beyond the means of such as Emma. It is disgraceful how Armstrong and others abuse those laws over here, and I think the lawyers are equally to blame for having no scruples in fighting such cases.ultimobici said:Betsy indicated that it's not really possible to sue as Armstrong never actually legally defamed her. He never called her a liar.
The person who could possibly sue for defamation is Emma O'Reilly as she was painted as being fired for unprofessional conduct by Armstrong. But even that was dressed up so it was unclear.
All in all he's a slippery customer.
But I also think in O'Reillys case - he will make some kind of offer as a publicity stunt as part of his drive to get admitted back in the human race. Should we let him back in?
In a way I hope she tells him to shove it up his backside to avoid giving him the satisfaction of absolution.
But since her boyfriend has or had MS - and if the offer is a lifechanging sum good luck to her if she accepts it. I certainly think an apology is coming her way..