MP Natalie McGarry faces legal action after ‘Holocaust denier’ tweet
Mar 27, 2016 07:48 PM EDT
Following her bursts out on social media, Twitter, Member of the Parliament Natalie McGarry has been sued over falsely branding her rival as a 'Holocaust denier.'
According to The Times, the former SNP disabilities spokeswoman is facing a legal action over calling the leader of a unionist campaign group a 'Holocaust denier' on Twitter.
Alastair Cameron, who is the director of Scotland in Union, has filed a motion to take action against the MP for Glasgow East. It should be known that MP McGarry has tweeted a post earlier this March saying "Leading unionist figures do know Scotland in the Union is headed by an internet troll and an outed holocaust denier, right?" However, she later deleted the post.
Besides saying that Cameron is a 'Holocaust denier,' she added that he is an 'Internet Troll' as reported by The Sun. In return, Cameron is asking for an apology and a cash donation to a charity for these false accusations. In a statement, Cameron said eluctantly, "I have been forced to take this action because of Ms McGarry's failure to respond to my request for an appropriate apology for her offensive and inaccurate comments on Twitter."
Telegraph wrote that Cameron did hope not to take things to court but due to her title as Member of the Parliament, he cannot endure her "to make such an awful accusation against someone and then simply brush it off." Cameron added that he wanted to draw a line under this 'regrettable' incident and then further move on to 'smears' and end up with a more decent and respectful political methods.
Though Cameron instructed his lawyer, Aamer Anwar, to take action, his attorney said there are still no writ served against her. McGarry was elected to Glasgow East in 2015 and was previously included in a controversy after she went on Twitter again to claim that J.K. Rowling defended 'abusive misogynist trolls.' An apology came after.