Jamie Penny, who used homophobic slur towards an out gay comedian Eddie Izzard claims to be beaten by two gay men in revenge for the attack. During a dramatic court appearance, Penny told reporters that the attack was part of a “big conspiracy” against him, organized by “men dressed like women” (swear words are omitted from quotations) .
“Wait wait wait wait. I’m not going to plead today,” he told District Judge Jeremy Coleman, “I have been abused by two gay men in Soho, assaulted. Assaulted because I have been in the paper, lies told about me.I didn’t say nothing to Eddie Izzard, he’s a [swear word omitted] liar, I’m not entering a plea, sorry mate.” “I am not your ‘mate’,” the judge replied, adding that he would put on the record that the defendant plead not guilty and would choose a hearing date, emphasizing that there is no much time for Penny to find a lawyer.
Penny later told reporters in the public gallery: “As I have said, my dad died this week, I have had too many problems, I have been assaulted twice because of the lies that have been put in the paper”.