Shalom Life | August 05, 2015

Anti-Semitic Twitter Troll Ordered to Pay Compensation

Court orders 17-year-old to pay British-Jewish businessman Lord Alan Sugar

By: B. Shane Morganstein

Published: August 4th, 2015 in News » World

Anti-Semitic Twitter Troll Ordered to Pay Compensation

Photo: Lord Alan Sugar


A teenager has been ordered by a UK court to pay compensation to British-Jewish businessman Lord Alan Sugar for directing an anti-Jewish tweet at Sugar this past January.

The 17-year-old, who's name cannot be revealed for legal reasons, called the Jewish Lord and television personality an "old, Jewish c***". The teen was ordered to pay 100 pounds ($109) in compensation and 85 pounds ($93) in costs, and was instructed to complete an 8 month referral to a youth offender panel.

The teen admitted to posting the tweet, which likely helped to reduce the consequences for the offensive tweet.

The Lord has this to say following the ruling:

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