London mayoral candidate Laurence Fox is sued for defamation after calling three people “pedophiles” on Twitter

Mental health activist Simon Blake, Drag Crystal star and actress Nicola Thorp filed legal action against the actor-turned-activist on April 1

The plaintiffs claim that Mr. Fox defamed them on Twitter in October Comments have since been deleted

During the launch of the manifesto for the Reclaim party, led by Mr. Fox, he said he was unaware of the libel case

M Fox said: “Freedom of speech You hurl meaningless and unfounded insults at someone, you receive in return a meaningless and unfounded insult”

The comments followed a tweet from Sainsbury’s supermarket, which shared its support for Black History Month

On October 4, M Fox tweeted that Sainsbury’s marking Black History Month “encourages racial segregation and discrimination”

M Fox qualified M Blake and former RuPaul’s Drag Race competitor, real name Colin Munro Seymour, from “pedophiles”

At the time, Crystal said: “An accusation of pedophilia is one of the oldest homophobic tropes, and it was very shocking to have it brought against me, not just by Mr. Fox, but also by his many followers who believed him

“I may have had to endure homophobic bullying as a child, but I will not tolerate it as an adult”

Law firm Patron Law has filed a complaint on behalf of the trio to the High Court

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