TV doctor appeals for cash to pay Foster

Christian Jessen, who presents Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4, tweeted a false claim in December 2019 that the former DUP leader had an extramarital affair

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
30th May, 2021
TV doctor appeals for cash to pay Foster
Christian Jessen has pleaded for help in raising the money to cover the case. Picture: Getty

The TV doctor who defamed Arlene Foster by tweeting a false claim that she had an extramarital affair has started a fundraising campaign after being ordered to pay £125,000 in damages.

A Belfast High Court ruled last week that the Twitter post by Christian Jessen, best known for appearing on the Channel 4 programme Embarrassing Bodies, was “grossly defamatory” and had caused the former DUP leader “grave upset, embarrassment and humiliation”.


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