Rachel Riley: Pregnant star arrives at court for libel battle with Jeremy Corbyn's ex-aide

A barrister representing Ms Murray disagreed with the case put forward by the TV star.

In a written case outline, William McCormick QC told the judge that Laura’s tweet was “true”.

“The claimant (Rachel) chose to tweet to her 625,000-plus followers about a violent attack in a manner which was both stupid and dangerous,” he said.

“It was obvious that her tweet would provoke hostile reactions of the kind that did in fact emerge.”

Mr Bennett said “relevant issues” at the trial were: whether serious harm had been caused to Ms Riley’s reputation, and whether Ms Murray had a “truth” defence, an “honest opinion” defence, or a “public interest” defence.

source: express.co.uk