On 16 March 2019 we published an article entitled ‘You’re heading down a dark alley, John McAfee warns Calvin Ayre’.
The article reported claims that Calvin Ayre had been referred to Interpol, to the police and to child abuse charities after tweeting images of ‘pre-teen’ girls. It alleged that, by filing and tweeting images of these ‘girls’, he was guilty of child abuse offences.
This is completely untrue. We accept that none of the women in the images Mr Ayre tweeted were ‘pre-teen’ or under the age of consent. We also accept that Mr Ayre has not been referred to the police or child abuse charities over his tweets. There are no grounds to suspect him of child abuse.
We apologise to Mr Ayre for publishing these untrue claims. We have removed all articles on this topic from our website and all links to those articles
on social media.
We have agreed to pay Mr Ayre substantial damages for libel. We have also agreed to join in a statement to the English High Court in settlement of Mr Ayre’s complaint.