Fundraiser set up to buy Katie Hopkins' home to transform into refugee shelter after she loses libel case
Katie Hopkins has been forced to sell her £1 million home in Exeter after losing her High Court libel case.
Hopkins, 42, put her five-bedroom home up for sale this month after losing the high profile court case to Jack Monroe, after tweeting untrue things about her over the defacing of a war memorial.
After being given the chance to apologise and donate to a refugee charity by Monroe or face legal action, Hopkins admitted it was a case of mistaken identity and deleted the tweet.
Failing to comply with Monroe’s request, the author and blogger then went ahead and took her to court, winning a libel case.
Now, one campaigner has set up a fundraising page, hoping the public will club together to buy the £950,000 property so they can turn it into a refugee shelter.
The defiant move comes after a number of anti-immigrant remarks Hopkins has made in regards to refugees fleeing to Britain (and other countries around Europe), referring to them as ‘cockroaches’, how she’d use a gunship to blast them out of the sea, and called for a ‘final solution’ regarding Islamic terrorism.
The Go Fund Me page , devised by Scott Walker, has already raised almost £5,000 in just two days (at time of writing), with a goal of £950,000. At present, 356 people have donated.
The page’s description reads:
‘Katie Hopkins has been forced to put her £1m mansion up for sale after losing a highly expensive libel case. We all know Hopkins’s disgusting views on immigrants and refugees, so the plan my good people, is to buy Katie Hopkins family home and use it to either house refugees or asylum seekers.
‘This would be a great victory for the people of this country, because as we all know, this vile bigot has had far too much air time and drastically needs taking down a peg or two.’
Hopkins’ house is currently up on RightMove, and is available to view upon request.
Yahoo Celeb have reached out to Katie Hopkins for comment.
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