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Greg ‘Cure Ukay’ De Hoedt Ordered To Pay Peter Reynolds £5,000.

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Yesterday in the High Court, represented by the top firm of media lawyers, David Price Solicitors and Advocates, Greg De Hoedt’s application to set aside the judgment I had obtained against him was dismissed.  He was ordered to pay me £5,000 and refused leave to appeal.

A full transcript of the Judgment will be published here shortly.  Suffice to say that the words spoken by the Judge, Master Nicholas Bard, vindicated me far more than I had dared to hope.  He also had extremely harsh words to say about Chris Bovey and Sarah McCulloch, the other people I have been forced to sue for defamation.

As far as De Hoedt is concerned,  he will have to find £5,000 14 days from now or face enforcement action. There is also a further hearing on 4th June 2014 when I am confident of obtaining an injunction against him restraining him from further defamation.  If he breaches this he will go to jail.

Greg was a friend of mine and I put a lot of time, effort and money into helping him, both with his health problems and his campaigning. CLEAR also funded him on one of his trips to the USA.  I greatly regret that he turned against me but I count him as a victim in this as well. He was misled and manipulated by Chris Bovey who is the real villain behind all of this.  Bovey is a liar and a bully, not to say Europe’s biggest dealer in highly toxic synthetic cannabinoids.  He will use and abuse anyone to achieve his own ends.  Justice will not be achieved until he too has been called to account.

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  1. Looking forward to seeing the transcript as there are reports that the amount was a lot less than £5,000. I’ve seen people stating it had 3 less zeros to that number….? As in £5.


    May 24, 2014 at 7:33 am

    • Wait until you see the Judge’s words. They are very, very clear and cut straight through the lies, deceit and trickery on which both Bovey and De Hoedt rely.

      Peter Reynolds

      May 25, 2014 at 9:14 am

      • I am at a loss to understand how either party can misrepresent what will be in the public domain – you say £5000, they are insisting it’s £5 – whoever is lying now is obviously mental.

        Darryl Bickler

        May 26, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      • You said it Darryl ;-). I will of course post the sealed Order here once I have it. I shall also post De Hoedt’s witness statement which the Judge dismissed as a pack of lies and the skeleton arguments filed by De Hoedt’s solicitors and myself.

        Peter Reynolds

        May 26, 2014 at 1:56 pm

  2. This is very good news Peter. However, as you have personally found, success can be had in the civil courts, but do not set any store on getting breaches of a restraining order enforced by the police if you get such a restraining order on him. Firstly, the police will be very reluctant and insist that YOU prove any breaches beyond any reasonable doubt and to the criminal standard, that in and of itself is strewn with problems. Secondly, if you obtain such a restraining order it will not have power of arrest attached, and you may well find that you yourself will have to pursued any remedial actions and pursue your own committal proceedings, and again as a breach is a criminal matter, even then you will have to prove a breach beyond any reasonable doubt and to the criminal standard. Good luck though.


    May 24, 2014 at 8:06 am

  3. As much as i understand your hand was forced in this situation, Its a sad state of affairs for the cannabis community as a whole.

  4. On a side note does Chris Bovey have hair implants ?

  5. You say you are being more or less picked on by Chris and co but here you are on calling him names ? Ill not hold my breath on you releasing the court transcript but if you do are you finally going to make public clears financial records to show everyone your not a liar and using their fees as a free bank account . Plus you could release the figures on how much this has cost you and where you got the cash to pay for it from .


    May 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    • CLEAR’s accounts are regularly published online and I would argue are more transparent, open and honest than any other comparable organisation. See here: You can easily search for previous years on our website. So you see, you have just made an entirely false allegation based on malicious lies by Bovey and his gang of abusers.

      When you’ve had a chance to look at the accounts I am ready to accept your unreserved apology for re-publishing the abuse and lies of Bovey and De Hoedt. Perhaps this might open your eyes to just how dishonest and worthless these two muppets are.

      Peter Reynolds

      May 25, 2014 at 9:10 am

  6. Good result and yes very much a victim of his own stupidity but I think it was more Ditchfield than Bovey, remember Mr Teflon man Jeff Ditchfiedl was an honorary member of Norml_uk then surprise fucking surprise, he falls out with them like he has with everyone who has campaigned, even laying into Pinky for his campaigning, this bloke acts more like a mole and almost everyone on UK420 bow down to him without any evidence and ignore what the twat does day in day out when attacking cannabis movements, he went to court and claims to have never paid a penny in court costs, anyone else then they would have been thrown in jail but not Jeffery.. something very very fishy about the bloke iand if only people would learn to read objectively they will see the shit stirring git just by reading his own posts on uk420.. Bovey is a snide but think it was Ditchfield who turned poor Greg.

    I dont know how anyone can work with a snide like Bovey and everyone should be aware that Ditchfield never has anything good to say about anyones campaigns,,, either a jealous jumped up twat or a mole, take your pick he is certainly no cannabis guru and has put the spoke into every campaign and campaigner ever known.. the blokes a fraud.

    Still a good result and if only De-Hoedt to man up to this and admit just how wrong he got it then there may be a way back for him but he should know its going to take a long time for people to forget just what he done wether or not he was egged on by Ditchfield or Bovey.


    May 24, 2014 at 10:29 pm

  7. I see – £5 for your claim and you are adding £4,995 in costs.

    Darryl Bickler

    May 27, 2014 at 7:37 am

    • The Master ruled that De Hoedt had no real prospect of defending the Claim. However, my pleadings were defective in that they made it difficult to calculate the extent of publication and therefore quantum of damages. I therefore proposed that I accept nominal damages of £5 with an award of my costs and a hearing before a High Court Judge for an injunction. On this basis the Master dismissed De Hoedt’s Application, awarded me £5 in nominal damages, summarily assessed my costs at £5,000 and refused leave to appeal. De Hoedt therefore has to pay me £5,005 within 14 days.

      The transcript will be up later today.

      Peter Reynolds

      May 27, 2014 at 10:52 am

    • it is painfully obvious after reading the court documents exactly what happened, it is surely impossible for anyone to back/defend these individuals anymore. Gregs statement is so full of arrogance and a me me me attitude it had me cringing all the way through.

      Andrew Cox

      May 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

  8. I can not believe the in house fighting, stirring etc. People involved in the selling of synthetic drugs for profit are animals!! I spoke to Greg a lovely man, sadly misled by animals. I have had the displeasure of a tirade of abuse from Jeff Ditchfield. People are gullible this man is nothing but a criminal. Advertising free help then asking for charity donations! A total scam artist!! The quicker people realise this the better!!!

    jason eacups

    July 18, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    • I agree with you Jason. Greg was misled by Bovey ‘Mr Spice’ who is a scumbag of the lowest and most despicable order, a peddler of death and misery to children. As for Ditchfield, at least he isn’t dealing in dangerous synthetic cannabinoids but he is a conman, cheating people suffering from the most dreadful diseases and painting himself as some sort of saint. Of all the angry stoners and potheads he has a special talent for abuse.

      Peter Reynolds

      July 18, 2014 at 2:39 pm

  9. Greg is a nice guy sadly seems to have been twisted by the likes of people with other motives. I have been at the hands of this. Bud buddies purport’s to provide free oil etc but begs money for his(ditchfields) films etc!! A nasty bunch!!

    jason eacups

    July 18, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    • I agree he has been twisted and manipulated. However, it’s very difficult for me to agree that he “is a nice guy”. I regarded him as a close friend and trusted him. Then he stabbed me in the back repeatedly and spent six months sending, literally, hundreds of messages that I am a paedophile. He also determinedly spread the lie that I use CLEAR’s funds as my own when the truth is I was supporting CLEAR out of my own pocket (thousands of pounds went from my bank to CLEAR’s). How are you supposed to regard someone who behaves like this? Put it all down to the foolishness of youth? It was deliberate and calculated.

      Peter Reynolds

      July 19, 2014 at 7:52 am

  10. If you won the case, and they are no longer allowed to say anything about you, who has decided to have the bollocks to set up the pervy peter website? Its funny though because whenever I put comments on defending you they get taken down immediately. Why is the cannabis movement full of immature idiots that say they want it legalising but do their best to stop it?

    Stephanie Western

    August 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    • “Puerile” as the judge described this behaviour. The website concerned is hosted in Iceland where it is impossible to get any website restrained from publishing whatever its owners choose. The identity of the owners is also protected under Icelandic law.

      Peter Reynolds

      August 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm

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