Far-right leader Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, also known as “Tommy Robinson”, is facing another potential court case, after journalist Mike Stuchbery announced plans to take legal action against Yaxley-Lennon for harassment.
A fundraiser has been set up to help Stuchbery pay for the legal costs of a civil case against Yaxley-Lennon for the “sustained harassment” which Stuchbery has received from Yaxley-Lennon.
In March, Yaxley-Lennon visited Stuchbery’s house at 5am, livestreaming as he knocked on Stuchbery’s doors and windows, saying he would reveal the journalist’s work and home addresses.
“Everything about you is going to be exposed,” he said.
Simultaneously, Stuchbery received abuse via Facebook messages.
Yaxley-Lennon’s visit came after Stuchbery had helped fund the initial legal costs for the libel action against Yaxley-Lennon now being heard in the High Court. Yaxley-Lennon is being sued by Syrian schoolboy Jamal Hijazi.
Stuchbery described the incident as “intimidation on a massive scale”. He and his family have since moved to Germany.
Stuchbery told Scram News: “I hope to send a message to Yaxley-Lennon that his intimidatory tactics are out of place in society, whether it be against journalists or critics.
“Personally, his actions have cost me a lot, in terms of health and professional opportunities.
“It will take years to get back where I was before he directed his followers at me, with patently untrue allegations.”
Roanna Carleton-Taylor, the organiser for the £20,000 fundraiser, wrote: “We intend to document, pursue and fund legal action to make Lennon and his gang members pay for each and every illegal action they commit.
“To this end we ask anyone who believes they have a legitimate case to sue Lennon to come forward.”