Sunday, 11 February 2018

Lawyer accused of trolling victims

"A top human rights lawyer is facing an investigation after claims that she trolled victims of child sex abuse online."

"Barrister Barbara Hewson, 56, is alleged to have posted on social media referring to victims as 'lunatics', 'nutwings' and 'cowardly'. "

"It is also claimed that she told people speaking out about abuse they had suffered as a child to 'shut the f*** up'."

"The Bar Standards Board is launching a probe against Miss Hewson, according to the Sunday Mirror. "

"MailOnline has contacted the BSB for comment."

"The barrister, who has called for the age of consent to fall to as low as 13, is facing calls to be struck off."

"One woman, who says she has faced trolling by Miss Hewson on Twitter for two years, said it would discourage people from speaking up about abuse."

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