An alleged defamation case, involving United Workers Party (UWP) leader, Lennox Linton and government ministers, is expected to begin on Monday.
This was revealed by Linton at a UWP meeting in Layou on Thursday evening.
“The trial of Lennox Linton on behalf of the ministers who claim that they were called rapists begins on Monday…,’’ he said. “It will last for two weeks.”
He said two weeks for the court’s time have been set aside to deal with the case.
“Two weeks of the court’s time has been set aside for this trial so it is coming up on Monday, and again we will submit ourselves to the process of the court and we will abide by the rulings of the court.”
Linton was sued by the ministers following remarks he made at a UWP “Youth In It Too” rally held at St. Joseph on Sunday, May, 25th 2014 which he referred to alleged activities by government ministers as rape.
In his statement made during the 2014 rally, he said, “There can be no honor in a government that harbors rapist ministers and upholds extortion of sexual services from young people seeking the facilitation of ministers to get personal development assistance from the public purse.”
The ministers subsequently filed a defamation lawsuit and Linton was also asked to pay $1-million in compensation.
Meantime, Linton told his supporters at the Layou meeting last night that payments of £ 20,000 are supposed to be made to Chattered Accountant, Keiron Pinard-Byrne this month.
“By the 22nd we are supposed to make this payment of £20,000,” he stated. “We will do our best, if we get it done we get it done, if we don’t get it done then we don’t get it done, but we will try our best and we will take it one step at a time.”
He added, “Understand what we are doing, we are being faithful to our responsibility as law abiding citizens, to abide by the decisions of court even though we may not agree with them.”