Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed Angela Power-Disney’s bald-faced lies and defamation regarding Gardaí Sgt Maurice McCabe, whose case has been having a profound impact on Irish politics—to the point of triggering a no confidence vote against the sitting government last week (the government squeaked by with five votes).
You can find a summary of the McCabe case here, but in essence, a whistleblower cop appears to have been targetted by higher-ups, who attempted to smear him with false allegations of child sexual abuse. Angela chimed in with two videos in which she made further spurious allegations about Sgt McCabe, his brother, and his father. Hilariously, Angela attempted to cover herself by claiming that all her claims were “without prejudice”—a term which has no meaning whatsoever when it comes to making defamatory statements.
Those two videos have now been removed from view in Ireland due to “a defamation complaint”. We have not been made aware of the source of that complaint, but we do know that YouTube will not remove videos for defamation unless the request comes from the individual being defamed; they require proof of identification, and even then the decision to block or remove the video can take some time. We believe it’s fair to assume that the complaint in this case came from Sgt McCabe or his legal representative:Angela appears to be aware of the removal of the videos and the defamation claims, and of course has tried to claim that this is all part of a nefarious plot against her:
While defamation is not an extraditable offence, it does seem likely that Angela will soon be looking down the barrel of a nice juicy lawsuit. We have it on good authority that lawsuits can easily cross national boundaries, and Angela does own property, her former council house in Oldcastle, which may make it worthwhile for a lawsuit to proceed.
Her false allegation that Sgt McCabe and his family are involved in criminal activities is nothing more than another of Angela’s desperate bids for attention—and the fact that she all but named her “source” for those allegations could create legal difficulties for that person as well.
A public Tribunal to examine the alleged orchestrated smear campaign against Sgt McCabe will begin its work Monday. According to the Irish Examiner, the “Government bowed to pressure to establish a Tribunal as opposed to a private Commission of Inquiry after Sgt McCabe said he could only have confidence in a public investigation”. The work of the Tribunal is expected to take from nine months to one year. Meanwhile, Policing Authority Chairperson Josephine Feehily has been quoted as saying she has “concerns about the ability of Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan in carrying out her role while the tribunal is underway”.
In other words, the excrement has hit the air conditioning in a very big way, and it seems that Sgt McCabe is unwilling to bend in his quest to ensure that those who have smeared him are exposed and brought to justice.
If Angela possessed an iota of intelligence, she’d voluntarily take down her defamatory videos, issue a public apology, and call it a day. How likely is that? Let’s just say we’re not betting on it.
Thanks to Spiny Norman for posting news of the defamation strikes in the Comments section of yesterday’s post on Hoaxtead Research.