Alan Jones’s boyfriend Jake Thrupp and his parents sent me a legal threat from Gillis Delaney Lawyers on the 19th of February 2020, as per the below letter, in relation to an article I published a week before on the 12th of February titled “Alan Jones is back grooming young male students for his sexual pleasure.”
I suspect that the legal letter was likely paid for and almost certainly driven by Alan Jones who is a radio announcer for the Nine Entertainment owned 2GB in Sydney.
There are a number of problems with the legal letter that make it extremely weak but the average person, not used to getting letters like that, might have been intimidated.
Firstly, what I wrote about Jake Thrupp and his parents was based on what was already written on the SMH website which is also owned by Alan Jones’s employer Nine Entertainment. Nine were the ones who outed the sexual relationship between Jones and Thrupp and their articles are still on the internet so why should I take my article down?
Secondly, the legal letter is written in a very weak manner. It has the standard “Urgent. Private and Confidential. Not for Republication” on the top which carries no weight. If a lawyer sends you a letter like that you are free to publish it all you like the same as I have.
And thirdly, the letter doesn’t identify anything I wrote as being untrue. It just makes broad claims of being defamed and that is why they did not send what is known as a Concerns Notice but claim at the end that they will consider sending a Concerns Notice if I don’t take the article down. It is all bluff because if they send a Concerns Notice which, is standard for defamation matters, they will need to identify what I have said is untrue and defamatory which they would have already done if it was defamatory.
The letter is below:
(I never received the email they claim they sent on the 19th and I have moved so I did not receive the letter until recently via the scanned copy above)
I have written a number of articles about Alan Jones grooming schoolboys when he was a teacher at The Kings School and being under investigation by the NSW police for sex with minors and he obviously knows who I am which to me points to Alan Jones being the driving force in relation to the above letter.
In the last few days, Alan Jones has come under criticism for potentially putting lives at risk when he said in relation to the Coronavirus: “We now seem to be facing the health version of global warming”. (Click here to read more) Alan Jones doesn’t believe most of what he says, doesn’t care who he hurts and only says it if he thinks it will benefit his bank balance and career.
I haven’t heard anything from Jake Thrupp or his parents since the letter and I doubt that I will. If you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas and if the Thrupps want to blame anyone for the media attention they should blame Alan Jones. I put “Alan Jones’s 22-year-old boyfriend Jake Thrupp” in the title of this article to re-enforce the point the only reason we know that is because Alan Jones’s employer published articles to that effect. If the Thrupps really believe they have been defamed why haven’t they sued Alan Jones’s employer Nine Entertainment and the SMH website?
And why didn’t Thrupp’s lawyer expressly say what was untrue in my article when they sent me the letter which is standard practice in defamation matters? Because everything points to it being true and correct and the legal letter was a bluff.
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