Gina Miller says she felt violated by aristocrat who 'called for her to be run over'

Gina Miller says she felt  violated by aristocrat who 'called for her to be run over'

Gina Miller told the court she felt violated

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gina Miller, the woman who challenged the Government over Brexit, has told a court she felt "violated" by an aristocrat.

The Fourth Viscount St Davids, Rhodri Colwyn Philipps, is said to have written a Facebook post saying he'd offer a bounty to anyone who ran over the "bloody troublesome immigrant."

He also allegedly described Miller as a "boat jumper" and said "if this is what we should expect from immigrants, send them back to their stinking jungles."

He has been charged with three counts of malicious communications he made after Miller won the Brexit court case, according to The Independent.

However, Philipps has argued at Westminster Magistrates’ Court that his comments were not "menacing."

He was also asked in court what he meant by immigrant and he responded: “She’s not part of the future. She’s been here less than a generation.”

Philipps also claimed: “If you’re in the public eye, people are going to say nasty things about you. It’s the rough and tumble of public life.”

The man went on to deny that he is racist and said “I know a number of Muslims who are dear friends. My own mother is an immigrant from the very same continent [as Miller].”

He also allegedly made other offensive comments about immigrants and Muslims online but the judge deemed these inadmissible as bad character evidence.

Miller also told the court that she has received death threats since the Brexit case and said she is “very scared for the safety of herself and her family."

Philipps has denied the charges and the trial is ongoing.

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