According to the ever-reliable* cave-dweller, Dr Reverend Sir Lord High Muckymuck Anthony G. Pike, on 15 October Taylor was convicted of…well, something or another in the Royal Courts of Justice, and faces sentencing on 29 October. Pike mentions Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, which leads us to suspect that Taylor’s most recent conviction is related to the fact that he has spent years engaging in a vicious campaign of stalking and harassment against her. However, we don’t have access to the particulars of the case.
Even so, a quick look at Taylor’s Facebook page confirmed that he is indeed in serious trouble:
Attached to the above Facebook post was this stern missive:So it looks as though Taylor was found in contempt of court due to breaching a court order, and he’s currently facing up to two years’ imprisonment, a fine, and/or having his assets seized.
A bit of digging revealed that Taylor is not alone in his woes: someone named John Hoath has also received a stern letter from Ms Jones. While it’s undated, it appears to refer to the same case, or at least to a related one:
Dear Mr Hoath:
THIS IS A FORMAL LEGAL LETTER. YOU ARE ADVISED NOT TO IGNORE IT. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU SEEK LEGAL ADVICE.
I am the solicitor representing the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner and her officers.
You have recently sent me several emails. Your e-mail of 30th April 2018 reads as follows:
I have e-mailed sound and solid evidence of corruption in Sussex Police, which proves beyond reasonable doubt that your client, the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne is aiding, abetting and assisting Sussex Police and Chief Constable to pervert justice to conceal corruption.
This evidence is being prepared to be advertised and posted on the internet, therefore as your client refuses to act within the laws of aiding, abetting and assisting criminals with gun crime, it is in fact, a true statement of fact, therefore not libellous or a defamation of your clients character, therefore could be proved as such in a court of law….
I feel sure that you will advise your client as to her criminal conduct in continuing to support criminals with gun crime.
You are aware that Katy Bourne and Mark Streater obtained an injunction preventing Matthew Taylor from whether by himself or by instructing encouraging or permitting any other person or persons, from posting on the internet or otherwise publishing or broadcasting any video, comment, opinion or other material which directly or indirectly refers to either of them. You were in court for the proceedings. …
So our current guess, which is of course open to correction, is that Taylor has been found guilty of breaching the injunction preventing him from harassing either Bourne or Mark Streater, CEO and Monitoring Officer in the Office of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.
As a result, Taylor is suddenly and urgently in need of a solicitor, or at least the funds to pay one.
When the going gets desperate, the desperate get weird
And as surely as night follows day, we see that Taylor has set up a GoFundMe page, on which he hopes to collect £26,000 in order to keep himself out of prison. (Apparently the thought “just don’t violate the bloody injunction in the first place” never crossed his tiny mind. Bless.)
Against our better judgement, we clicked on the link. Those of a nervous or sensitive disposition might wish to stop reading now.
Oh, too late….This inspiring prose was followed by a video, which we highly recommend you not watch.
Don’t say you weren’t warned.
Second prize: Two evenings with Matt Taylor
Yes, apparently this is Taylor’s latest fund-raising gimmick:The mind truly doth boggle. As our friend Smut Clyde would say, all our whats have now been fucked.
And speaking of fucked, it’ll be interesting to see what happens on the 29th. We’ll let you know.
*And by “Ever-reliable” we mean “if he told us the sky was blue we’d go outside to check”.