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Hello My name is ***** ***** and I found this on you tube.

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My name is ***** ***** and I found this on you tube. i want to know is this libel and deformation of character. if so can I sue for damages? Here it is...


this is the REAL cloven hoof, with Russ North on vocals, their best period without doubt !!!! recently, whilst doing a gig in cyprus Russ was drugged, attacked and humiliated on stage by guitarrist Lee Payne, a prick who Russ thought was a mate, and has subsequently been left devestated by the event. So it appears that this great music will never be reproduced coz lets face it ...that new piece of shit c**t singer is at best ........ tone deaf !


Are people allowed to put this in print for the general public? my reputation is dragged through the mud and it is a tissue of lies.

Kind regards


Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.

Do you know the person who has done this please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I believe this is a person called stuart North who is a nephew of russ north. The statement is a tissue of lies. Hello is there anyone there?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I believe this is a person called stuart North who is a nephew of russ north.

Is there any truth in the allegation that he was drugged, attacked and humilated?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

he was NOT drugged, attacked by me what so ever on stage, he was simply insensibly drunk onstage seen by hundreds of people. if he was humiliated then it was himself to blame for being inebriated. the whole thing was captured on film also.


The foul language is not defamation. That is just generic abuse.

There is a potential libel in the allegations of attacking and drugging etc.

There are some comments upon your general levels of talent but that is really just expressing an opinion which he is allowed to do.

But accusing you of attacking a person and drugging them is certainly capable of being a defamation.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

How do you proceed to sue for defamation? Is there a standard level of compensation? How much can you claim?

Its a very expensive claim. It would cost in excess of £10k if its contested and probably nearer £25k

You only get compensation for your actual losses. That is always hard to quantify with defamation but usually the awards are not necessarily as good as the costs order. It depends on your current earnings and what impact this would have.

You need to approach a high street solicitor and send a letter before action. They will comply with the pre action protocol but do bear in mind that you need deep pockets.
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