Anorak | Kyron Horman: Libel tourism and Terri Horman’s trial by opinion

Kyron Horman: Libel tourism and Terri Horman’s trial by opinion

by | 29th, June 2012

KYRON Horman: Anorak’s look at the case of the missing Portland, Oregon, child:

On the site GoFundMe , Kelly Davidson has created page called “Justice for Kyron Horman”.

Justice? What about searching for him and trying to find out what happened to the child? The latest appeal runs:

June 4, 2010 is the day that Kyron disappeared and our nightmare started. It has been two years and we still don’t know where Kyron is. Our hearts were broken that day the unthinkable happened, a day there is no moving on from. Each day we live with the unknown, while silently praying today is the day he comes home to us. Our nightmare will not end until Kyron is home.

For the past two years, people have come together in support of Kyron and our family and we ask for your continued support. As we are standing together we ask you to stand with us. Fight for the little boy who has touched so many hearts. Help us bring Kyron home.

And then:

While Terri Horman has never been named a suspect in Kyron’s disappearance, Desiree believes that she has answers that will help us solve his disappearance, yet she remains silent. In support of Desiree, our family has created this website in which all donations will be used to offset the legal expenses incurred by filing this law suit. Desiree does not intend on keeping any monies awarded and any excess donations received will be donated to families of other missing children.

(This site is monitored by Kelly Ramirez, Desiree Young’s sister.)

We Promise We Will Find You.
We Will Never Stop!

It’s an appeal to raise funds for Kyron’s mother, Desiree Young, to prosecute Terri Horman in a civil court. Terri Horman is Kyron’s step-mother, who has been charged with no crime. Indeed, the police case have yet to identify which crime, if any, befell Kyron Horman.

Some of the comments are striking, particularly for an English reader versed in libel law. And what of that libel tourism ? British courts deal with

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