The defendant continued by saying, “From day one I have considered this lawsuit an important measure for right or wrong. It was a game without rules that the defendant treated. The longer they dragged it out, the more they could twist facts and manipulate the public (even during the appeal itself), making a straightforward case extraordinarily convoluted in order to generate more headlines and sell more newspapers—a model that rewards chaos above truth. Since the beginning of this case, almost three years ago, I’ve been patient with deceit, intimidation and calculated attacks.

Elle added that the courts had held the defendant accountable and she hoped we would all do the same. Even though it might seem far from your life, it is not. It could happen to you tomorrow. These harmful practices don’t happen once in a blue moon—they are a daily fail that divide us, and we all deserve better.”