The class-action lawsuit against participants and organizers of the Ottawa ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest has grown to $306-million, and now targets anyone that donated to the cause. Individuals that donated money to the convoy through GiveSendGo may be added to the lawsuit, according to lawyer Paul Champ.
Did you donate money to the ‘Freedom Convoy’ on GiveSendGo? You may want to talk to a lawyer. Paul Champ, the lawyer spearheading the class-action against the trucker convoy, is threatening to go after people that donated to fundraiser, on top of suing the organizers and participants. At a press conference Thursday, Champ stated:
“Anyone who has materially contributed financially to the continuing occupation of downtown Ottawa knew what they were doing. Particularly the people who contributed to GiveSendGo who by that time knew the unlawful behaviour of the convoy participants. Those people knew that the air horns and rail horns were tormenting the people and businesses of downtown Ottawa and causing harm. And they wanted that to continue.”
The names of people that donated to the convoy were stolen by hackers and leaked online. Disgraced former radio host Dean Blundell popularized the leaks which lead to people losing their jobs.
The pending class-action includes convoy organizers Chris Barber, Benjamin Dichter, Tamara Lich, and Patrick King. Both Chris Barber and Tamara Lich were arrested on Thursday and charged with counselling to commit mischief.
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