Dear Imran Khan Solicitors, cc. @majorleak2017 I wish to bring to your attention a seemingly blatant discrepancy between what your client Darren Laverty apparently told you in his briefing and what Darren Laverty has said himself in various blogs and newspaper articles. (Thread)
In your letter dd. July 12 on behalf of Darren Laverty, IICSA member, you stated categorically that your client ‘is himself a survivor of sexual abuse’ and a ‘campaigner and champion of the rights of survivors’. I can only presume this information was provided by Mr. Laverty.
On 29.01.2014, Laverty blogged: ‘Another example was when the Daily Mirror accused me of being a victim of sexual abuse/assault … I was awarded £10,000, an apology and a promise never to repeat these allegations …’. A retraction was duly published.
So not only did Laverty change his narrative to suit the situation, he even went as far as extracting payment from a national newspaper. As a reputable firm of solicitors, I believe it is your duty in the course of due diligence to research and challenge your client’s brief.
This information which squarely contradicts the statement in your letter may well have been withheld from your team, a suspicion which is further supported by the fact that much of Laverty’s output on social media has been deleted, making research exceedingly difficult.