Judge Awards £1 To Craig Wright In Peter Mccormack Case
Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright won a case against Bitcoin podcast host Peter McCormack. The High Court of Great Britain awarded compensation for £1, pointing to the provision of “knowingly false testimony.”
According to the verdict, it would have been “unnecessary” for Wright to receive more than a token amount since his argument guaranteed “more than a mere reduction” in damages. His evidence was “not just inadequately or incorrectly explained” but also false.
The court found that McCormack’s tweets about Wright had caused severe water harm.
The self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto filed an honor suit in 2019. He claimed £100,000 in damages and legal costs.
According to the documents, Wright stated that he was not invited to various scientific conferences. McCormack, in turn, presented evidence from event organizers that the plaintiff’s allegations were untrue.
Judge Martin Chamberlain disagreed with Wright on the reasons for amending the lawsuit. The latter withdrew many of his arguments, citing the accidental nature of the inaccuracies.
The defendant expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the process.
“We are very pleased with the conclusions of the judge,” he said.
Wright’s representatives at Ontier LLP also welcomed the ruling. The press release said he confirmed the damage done to the plaintiff’s reputation by McCormack’s statements.
The self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto has announced plans to appeal because the court did not consider his inherent Asperger’s Syndrome. For this reason, his evidence has been misinterpreted, he added.
“Gradually, independent courts in various jurisdictions […] are coming to the conclusion that I am who I said I was because in 2015 the media called me Satoshi ,” Wright said.
The plaintiff vowed to continue his legal battle until “harmful attacks aimed at belittling [his] reputation cease.”