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High Court Claim Against Sarah McCulloch Concluded.

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August 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm

High Court Orders Injunction Against Greg ‘Cure Ukay’ De Hoedt.

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Greg De Hoedt

Greg De Hoedt

There is little else that needs to be said about this.  It is self-explanatory and is a total vindication of my action against De Hoedt to stop his lies and abuse.

I was forced to take legal action against four people with regard to the hate campaign that was launched against me back in 2012.  I reached a settlement agreement with Alun Buffry.  A consent order concluding my claim against Sarah McCulloch will be published shortly and De Hoedt is now restrained from repeating or causing to be repeated any of his lies on pain of going to jail.

The ringleader Chris Bovey is still to face justice.  Whether I can succeed against his great wealth and army of solicitors and barristers remains to be seen but the issues are the same.  Bovey is probably the most malevolent, dishonest manipulator I have met in my life and he is responsible for encouraging the other defendants into the conduct that led them to the High Court.  He has a great deal to answer for both to those he has misled and to the massive damage he has caused to the cannabis campaign in the UK.  I particularly regret the way he turned Greg De Hoedt against me.  I counted Greg as a close friend and it causes me great heartache that I had to pursue him to this extent.

Bovey has had my claim against him struck out on procedural grounds.  My appeal will probably be heard in the autumn.  Given new case law that has arisen in the meantime I have good grounds for optimism.  If I succeed and the substantive issues in my claim are heard then he will be looking at a damages award well into six figures. Bovey’s biggest problem is that if an award is made against him, he has the assets which the Court can seize.

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July 30, 2014 at 5:17 pm

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.

High Court Reinstates Claim Against Sarah McCulloch.

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Confirming my report of 11th April 2014, I today received the sealed Order from the High Court setting aside the judgment that Sarah McCulloch had obtained and reinstating the action.

I have made a generous and conciliatory offer to settle with Ms McCulloch and I am waiting her response.

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April 24, 2014 at 4:22 pm

The Truth Behind The Peter Reynolds Hate Campaign. Now Live.

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April 12, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Justice Prevails. De Hoedt And McCulloch Defeated In The High Court.

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Greg De Hoedt

Greg De Hoedt

At 10.30am this morning there was a case management conference before Master Eastman concerning my claim against Greg De Hoedt. I was awarded judgement against him in February and the next stage is for a High Court Judge to assess the damages and costs he must pay me.

It is only now, after more than a year trying to avoid my claim, that De Hoedt has faced up to it and appointed solicitors.  They represented him today.  He was not present. His solicitors applied to have the judgement set aside.  Master Eastman refused.  They then applied for the proceedings to be stayed pending my appeal against the striking out of my claim against Chris Bovey. Again, Master Eastman refused.  It is now up to me to propose the next steps and how exactly a Judge can assess the damages I am due.

Sarah McCulloch

Sarah McCulloch

At 11.00am there was a hearing before Master Eastman concerning my claim against Sarah McCulloch. She had obtained judgement against me by deception.  She had made false statements to the Court and pursued an application without giving me notice, so I that had no idea that it was taking place.  Today was my application to have her judgement set aside. I was successful and Master Eastman ordered that my claim should be reinstated.

Master Eastman also considered McCulloch’s claims that I was harassing her by writing to her about the case.  She had made a further false statement to the Court that I had been given an ‘Harassment Warning’ by the police. In fact a police officer from Harlow in Essex had telephoned me a few months ago to say that McCulloch had made a complaint.  We ended up laughing together at how ridiculous her allegation was when I was writing to her about a High Court case at the address she had filed with the Court.

I explained to Master Eastman that ever since I had discovered that McCulloch is diagnosed with two mental health conditions I had made generous offers to try and settle with her.  He was gentle with her but very firm and told her however hard she found it, she had to communicate with me about the case.

Afterwards, McCulloch and I had a five minute discussion outside the Court and I made a further offer to settle.  She explained that she had now edited one of her articles to remove the false allegation that I had lied about submitting a report to the Home Affairs Select Committee in 1983.

My offer to McCulloch is very generous, far more so than it would be were it not for her health problems. It was sad that as I walked away she shrieked “You’re a bigot!”  Nevertheless, I remain hopeful that she will see sense and we can both put this unhappy episode behind us.

Written by Peter Reynolds

April 11, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Sarah McCulloch To Face Perjury Hearing In High Court.

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In October last year Sarah McCulloch submitted an application to the High Court seeking judgement against me on the  grounds that I had “not acted on my claim”.  This was untrue.  Also, in a bizarre twist she revealed that she has twice reported me to the police for harassment for sending her correspondence about the case!  These positions are clearly incompatible with each other.   Dishonestly, she submitted her application and attended a hearing on 19th November 2014 without ever notifying me.  She has now admitted this in writing saying that it was a “mistake”.

A hearing will take place on 11th April 2014 at which I  will apply to set aside the judgement that she has obtained on the grounds that she did so through deception and dishonesty.

Written by Peter Reynolds

March 21, 2014 at 6:07 pm

The Truth Behind The Peter Reynolds Hate Campaign.

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I am delighted to announce that a new website is in the process of construction which will set out all the facts and evidence about the hate campaign that I have been subject to since I was elected as leader of CLEAR.  Two people have volunteered to run this on my behalf and I am most grateful to them.  Stringent security precautions will be taken to protect them as those who run the campaign against me have shown that they are prepared to use abuse,  harassment, blackmail, intimidation and all sorts of threats including violence.

Chris Bovey

Chris Bovey

The principal ringleader, Chris Bovey of Totnes, succeeded in having my claim for defamation struck out in the High Court last month.  In essence, he has spent about £50,000 with his lawyers to have my Claim struck out without any of the evidence or issues being heard.  Of course, this was his only hope because the evidence against him is impossible to defeat.  It is by his own hand and shows unequivocally that he is a liar and was acting out of malice in everything that he published about me and paid others to publish.  All the evidence will shortly be published on the new website.

My appeal against the Order striking out my claim is being prepared.  The Order is in direct conflict with Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, incorporated into the Human Rights Act 1998, which states:

“In the determination of [my] civil rights [I am] entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law.”

There has, of course, been no hearing at all on any of the evidence or issues which my Claim concerns.

Sarah McCulloch

Sarah McCulloch

Another leader of the hate campaign is Sarah McCulloch, who has written a whole series of defamatory articles about me making all sorts of false and quite ridiculous accusations.  I discovered when she filed a defence that she suffers from two diagnosed mental health conditions. I therefore made very generous offers to her to settle which would have avoided her paying me any damages at all. All I asked was that she remove the lies about me that she has published on her website.

However, in response she has perjured herself in an application to the Court which she failed to give me notice of.  A hearing will be held shortly at which the Court will consider her perjury and the deception she used in making an application which I knew nothing about.  Just yesterday I received a long pleading document from her in which she admits she has made a ‘mistake’.  I do not know what the consequences will be for her but my offer of settlement remains open.

Greg De Hoedt

Greg De Hoedt

Greg ‘Cure Ukay’ De Hoedt spent six months publishing the disgusting lie that I am a paedophile.  He has now spent more than a year hiding from me and trying to evade service of my Claim, using both his mother and Bovey to provide false information to the Court.  However, a hearing was held on 5th November 2013 giving him a final opportunity to accept service which he has failed to do.  A further hearing is now due at which judgment will be entered against him.

There are of course a few other footsoldiers involved who continue to stalk me and post abuse wherever I or my work with CLEAR are mentioned.  Full details of their identities and evidence of their activities will also be published on the new website.

Stuart Wyatt

Stuart Wyatt

Probably the most prolific is the severely disabled Stuart Wyatt of Plymouth.  He already has a terrible reputation as an internet troll and for violent attacks on people using his wheelchair.  Sadly, he has little else to do with his life. He deluges me with emails on at least a weekly basis and has spent years stalking me and trying to stir up hatred against me.  All his vile abuse will be published on the new website.

Also there is the hilarious Peter Reynolds Watch website, funded by Bovey and based offshore in Iceland where it is out of reach of the Court.  At first this caused me great worry and distress.  However, in the last year or so it has descended so far into absurdity that it has become a parody of itself, so ridiculous that it shows very clearly how dishonest and malicious are those responsible for it.

As soon as the new website goes live I will post the link here.

The First Victory In The Fight Back Against Hatred And Abuse.

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I have now settled my claim for defamation against Dr Gary Potter, London South Bank University and the Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium (GCCRC), consisting of more than a dozen universities and academic institutions across the world.

The claim concerned statements published on the GCCRC website by Chris Bovey, Alun Buffry, Edwin Stratton and Stuart Wyatt.  Dr Potter has published an apology on the GCCRC website which describes the statements as “derogatory“, “without evidence” and “defamatory“.

Dr Potter’s apology in full:

“On the 28 November 2012 and 29 November 2012 in response to various third party postings on the discussion forum on the GCCRC website I made certain comments about Cannabis Law Reform (CLEAR), Peter Reynolds, UKCIA, and Derek Williams. The third party postings I was responding to were derogatory and provided no evidence in respect of the allegations made against Mr Reynolds, Mr Williams, CLEAR and UKCIA. As such my comments were ill-considered and I unreservedly apologise for making them.

I wish to make it clear that the GCCRC is not affiliated with, nor does it support nor oppose any particular individual or group in the cannabis law reform movement or otherwise. Its purpose is to support the carrying out of important research, and all personal information collected in the course of that research is kept strictly confidential and is never shared with third parties. I would ask that in the future individuals do not use the GCCRC site to make public defamatory comments about any third party, and in the alternative if they have legitimate concerns these should be raised by email to the GCCRC using the email functionality on the GCCRC website.”

Further terms of the settlement are confidential.

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This is the first domino to fall and my High Court claims against Bovey, Buffry, Greg ‘Cure Ukay’ De Hoedt and Sarah McCulloch are proceeding apace. Those, including Stratton and Wyatt, who have also been concerned in this campaign of abuse, harassment and defamation can expect to hear from me shortly.

Of course, this abuse has not just affected me.  What finally moved me to launch legal action was when the hate campaign started to target my children and my 78 year old mother.  Those concerned have already been involved in abusing and blackmailing various CLEAR members.  One past member of our executive committee had posted pictures of his grow on a forum and these were sent to his local police using information stolen from the CLEAR website when it was hacked in March of last year. Threats were even made against CLEAR supporters in the USA using the same stolen information. Derek Williams has suffered repeated attempts to blacken his name with his employers.  I salute his courage and steadfast support.

Finally, I should make it very clear that I do not associate the estimable and reputable US organisation NORML with those involved in the  management of its UK chapter (NUK), nor the NUK members who are innocent pawns in the anti-CLEAR campaign.