Scientologist ordered to pay €5,000 damages for 'vitriolic' personal attack - 2016-04-25

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F356.png Scientologist ordered to pay €5,000 damages for 'vitriolic' personal attack April 25, 2016, Ray Managh, Irish Independent

Zabrina Collins was ordered by a judge today to pay €5,000 damages for a "vitriolic and personalised" attack on the character of a Co Mayo man who opposes the beliefs and teachings of the Church of Scientology of which she is a leading member.

Judge James O'Donohoe in the Circuit Civil Court said that allegations by her against Peter Griffiths of criminal activity, hate mongering and links to gay pornographic movies of teenage boys "were largely untrue and grossly defamatory."

He stated that references in an e-mail from Collins to a Dublin headmaster, describing Griffiths as not being a fit person to engage with impressionable students, was "particularly distasteful" but had not gone far enough to brand him a paedophile either directly or by innuendo.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | author = Ray Managh | title = Scientologist ordered to pay €5,000 damages for 'vitriolic' personal attack | url = http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/scientologist-ordered-to-pay-5000-damages-for-vitriolic-personal-attack-34659037.html | work = Irish Independent | date = April 25, 2016 | accessdate = October 29, 2017 }}