Chelsea Hillier has never seen a tweet price It is so high. ..
A series of malicious tweets in which the judge mistakenly accused a former Carlton University instructor of a former MP, the daughter of former MP Randy Hiller. Ordered to pay $ 97,000 for defamation in. A longtime educator as a sex predator who made students take medicine.
Judge Sally Gomery of the Ontario Superior Court has included $ 10,000 in punitive damages for using his Twitter account as a weapon.
"Hillier's obvious delight in the damage she did to her former friends is both sad and exorbitant. She puts her Twitter account in revengeful and retaliatory action. Weaponed for. Repeatedly publishing post wedding photos with her false arrogant remarks, using tags to spread her remarks as widely as possible, and confidence from previous friends. I'm particularly worried about using the personal information I have with me, "Gomery ruled.
A post that has taught courses in the English Department for 18 years, according to her affidavit filed in her defamation proceedings, her malicious tweet is her. Said he was humiliated, shocked and left hurt.
Hillier met the post when she took her undergraduate English course in 2008. They became very close friends and Hillier attended the post wedding reception in 2014.
But their friendship began to collapse in 2020 over political differences. Things got worse in November after Carlton's instructor tweeted a thread criticizing the hospital's anti-vaccine movement and other tactics approved by Hillier and her polarized father.
A storm of Hillier's tweets portrays the instructor as a predator, gas lamp, and abuser, as the judge called it a malicious campaign to bully and silence the post. Did.
"Can't stand the heat? Take it out. Do you want to f with my family? Hillier tweeted on November 11th.
Against Hillier's tweet Some of the answers rocked the post. A 12-year-old student.
The post also asked for an apology, but the judge said, "Hillier was falsely regretted about the harm she had done. There was no point in forcing her to post a statement expressing dishonest approval, as doing so could incite her followers to be more aggressively thrown in the post. It can be more harmful than good. "
" As the whole episode shows, Post should expect to get a reasonable or compassionate response from Twitterverse. Not. Her proof is this decision and withdrawal, "the judge ruled.
Hillier refused to post her withdrawal or apology. The judge instead said that Hillier had doubled to post a disparaging statement about her post since receiving her defamation notice.
Hillier did not defend himself in her proceeding, and the judge issued a default order. It's also unclear if the
Post will collect $ 97,000.
"Based on Hillier's repeated claims on social media, her post may not be able to recover some or all of her inflicted damages that she has no funds." Said the judge. The decision was announced on June 24th.
Hillier failed to win the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston seat that her father previously held in her last month's state elections.
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