Galloway Wins Libel Suit, Loses TV Reality Series
And anti-war British MP George Galloway continues to make news. On Wednesday, a British court upheld Galloway’s winning judgment in a libel suit he brought against the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph. In 2003, the Telegraph ran an article claiming Galloway received payments from the government of Saddam Hussein. The Telegraph has been ordered to pay Galloway’s legal costs and more than a quarter of a million dollars in damages.
- George Galloway : "The bottom line is that nobody ever gave me any money for my work on Iraq except the newspapers which falsely alleged that someone else had done so. Now those newspapers have had to pay out millions of pounds in damages and costs in a whole series of libel actions and I think that really speaks for itself."
Hours after the verdict, the British Sun released a video from 1998 apparently showing Galloway smiling and shaking hands with Uday Hussein, the late of son of Saddam Hussein. And last night, Galloway learned he had been voted off of the British reality television program Big Brother. Galloway had drawn criticism for his participation in the show. During his three-week run, millions of viewers watched Galloway take part in such activities as dressing in a red leotard and lapping imaginary milk from a saucer like a cat. Galloway said he had appeared on the program to spread his anti-war message.