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Banned US shock jock Michael Savage sues Jacqui Smith for putting him on ‘least-wanted list’

Posted By admin On May 31, 2009 @ 4:38 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Simon Walters
UK Daily Mail [1]
Sunday, May 31, 2009

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith faces a claim for £100,000 damages by the American radio ‘shock jock’ she banned from entering Britain.

Broadcaster Michael Savage has employed top UK law firm Olswang to sue Ms Smith for libel after she put him on the Home Office’s 16 ‘least wanted’ list.

Mr Savage said he was ‘outraged’ the Government had put him in the same category as Islamic hate preachers and terrorists.


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The letter from Olswang, due to land on Ms Smith’s desk tomorrow, accuses her of making ‘serious and damaging defamatory allegations’ against him.

It says Mr Savage, whose show The Savage Nation has eight million listeners in America, has asked for ‘substantial damages’.

The Mail on Sunday has been told he is demanding £100,000.

Mr Savage says ‘lunatic’ Ms Smith had no right to put him on the same list as a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, a skinhead gang leader and a Hezbollah militant who served 30 years in prison.

The lawyers’ letter states: ‘Our client requires the payment of a substantial sum in damages to be agreed and retraction of the allegations.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1189824/Banned-US-shock-jock-Michael-Savage-sues-Jacqui-Smith-putting-wanted-list.html

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[3] Johnson ditches Jacqui Smith’s least-wanted list as a ‘blunder’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/johnson-ditches-jacqui-smiths-least-wanted-list-as-a-blunder.html

[4] Michael Savage still banned from UK: http://www.prisonplanet.com/michael-savage-still-banned-from-uk.html

[5] Jacqui Smith warned by first group to be given ID cards that they will not improve security: http://www.prisonplanet.com/jacqui-smith-warned-by-first-group-to-be-given-id-cards-that-they-will-not-improve-security.html

[6] Jacqui Smith under fire as Home Office data-loss firm will be kept on… and they’ll be handling ID cards too: http://www.prisonplanet.com/jacqui-smith-under-fire-as-home-office-data-loss-firm-will-be-kept-on-and-theyll-be-handling-id-cards-too.html

[7] Jacqui Smith wants Post Offices and high street shops to take ID card fingerprints: http://www.prisonplanet.com/jacqui-smith-wants-post-offices-and-high-street-shops-to-take-id-card-fingerprints.html

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