Gemma O’Doherty sued by mother of dead teenager over image used in anti-vaccine conspiracy

Edel Campbell has said she is ‘disgusted’ by the use of an image of her son who died by suicide

Gemma O’Doherty protesting outside Google in 2019: she has been sued by the mother of a Cavan teenager who died by suicide.

The mother of a Cavan teenager who died by suicide is suing Gemma O’Doherty, the former journalist and anti-vaccine campaigner, court documents show.

Edel Campbell is being represented by Mulholland Law, a Dundalk law firm, in a case that was lodged in the High Court this week against O’Doherty, trading as The Irish Light, which is the name of her freesheet newspaper.

O’Doherty used Diego’s image in a montage of 42 young people on the ...