Controversial ‘witch hunter’ threatens to sue critics for £500 million

The British Humanist Association (BHA) and Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN) are being sued by the wealthy evangelical preacher and ‘witch hunter’ Helen Ukpabio who has dubbed herself a ‘Lady Apostle’. Mrs Ukpabio claims to have expertise in identifying children and adults who are possessed with witchcraft spirits and in how they can be ‘delivered’ from those spirits. Her lawyers have informed the BHA and WHRIN that she is launching a legal case against them due to their criticism of her teachings and methods.

 

Doughty Street barristers Geoffrey Robertson QC and Caoilfhionn Gallagher are acting for the charities.  They are instructed by Mark Stephens CBE and Clare Hurst of Howard Kennedy Fsi.

 

More information is available from the BHA here.

 

Further background is available from the Independent Channel 4 News, the Daily Mail and the New York Times.

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