Saturday 17 March 2018

Care worker sues RTE for alleged defamation

Áras Attracta
Áras Attracta

Tim Healy

A CARE worker has sued RTE for alleged defamation.

It is understood the action arises out of the broadcast of a TV programme in December 2014 concerning the Aras Attracta care home in Co Mayo.

The proceedings were lodged this week on behalf of Anna Ywunong Botsimbo (34), Low Park Avenue, Charlestown, Co Mayo.

She is claiming damages for defamation, malicious falsehood, invasion of privacy, breach of her right to privacy and infringement of her constitutional right to her good name.

Ms Botsimno was among a number of people charged before the District Court last June in connection with alleged assaults at Bungalow Three, Aras Attracta, Swinford, Co Mayo, which, it is claimed, took place on dates in November last year.

Ms Botsimbo was charged with one alleged assault at the residence on November 14, 2014.

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