Robert Croucher, the head of Copyright Trolling outfit Hatton&Berkeley, who have been busy sending copyright trolling letters to people in the UK, in a similar operation to disgraced Solicitors ACS:LAW has been sent to jail for assault on a Taxi Driver, Mohammed Hussein.
Croucher has been convicted for knocking a taxi driver to the floor and repeatedly kicking him in the head as he lay helpless on the ground. Croucher was out, it seems at the exclusive Raffles Nightclub in Chelsea, when the altercation took place. Croucher was in an argument with his female companion (Which one? -Ed), which sadly it seems for the taxi driver, escalated into violence against him.
Mr Hussain said: “I got out to open the door, and the gentlemen took the keys from through the window. He then slapped me. I was begging for my keys and he pushed me on the pavement.”
Magistrate Sandra Blandford said: “We find that you did kick Mr Hussain a number of times while he was on the floor, and one of those kicks was to the head.”
Croucher cried as he was sent down; “This will destroy my life, I am the director of a company, and everyone would lose their jobs.”
He was ordered to pay £500 compensation, £620 costs and a £115 victim surcharge. (That’s ironic, that is how much Croucher was demanding from recipients of the Trolling letters- Ed) 1
“This will destroy my life, I am the director of a company, and everyone would lose their jobs.” He was ordered to pay £500 compensation, £620 costs and a £115 victim surcharge.
Croucher it seems did not just reserve his arrogance and aloof nature to humble taxi drivers, but also it seems to the Exclusive establishments employees as well.
Raffles doorman Kristoff Kwiecien told the court Croucher had been rude to staff before the attack on June 9: “He said he had built four flats in Mayfair, and I could lose my job tomorrow.”
Considering Raffles is an invite only membership, the mind boggles as to what individual would have given an assurance for him, to join.
The case heard at Hammersmith, was as Newton hearing, In a Newton hearing a judge makes a decision about who is telling the truth without the presence of a jury because both sides have given such conflicting accounts of what has happened. Here at ACS.Bore, we know from experience that Mr Croucher is a stranger to veritas.
We don’t usually report on such matters, but this really is one of those karmic events that one felt was coming one way or another. Croucher had beeing a bullying force in the Copyright Trolling movement in the UK, running a parallel operation to that of the Pornographers Goldeneye International.
The blog contains a lot of information about this individual, and his business practices.
His arrogance knows no bounds, he reported me to the Metropolitan Police, and threatened to sue me, for what was publishing publically available material.
“You and others have been sending false and defamatory Tweets to myself and worryingly the more junior female members of my staff, this is being reported to the MET Police as it is continued harassment (see Malicious Communications Act 1988), ….. I will ensure that you are put to maximum task with respect to issuing legal proceedings against you for ongoing harassment and defamation,”
This was patently ridiculous, and no proof again was offered. When asked for a comment by the Press, I responded with what now seems a prescient observation;
“I would not DREAM of harassing, ANY innocent person, whether they are young woman or men or pensioners. I would obviously leave that in [Croucher’s] more than capable hands, he has more experience at doing that than I,”
Croucher has had repeated run ins for false adverting with the ASA 2, and only a short time ago was described in the House of Lords along with others running the Copyright Troll scam, as a “Villain and scammer” (1:39)
How sad for Mr Hussain that he copped the inevitable consequences of a very unstable person.
Credit goes to Andy(Torrentfreak)
Strawman at Slyck
New Update – 24/09/16
More information has been given to a post from The Register which provides a shining light on Mr Robert Croucher, and quite frankly copyright trolls in general. Raffles Nightclub in Chelsea provided a response to The Register to clarify what exactly happened that night and they also provided the evidence that led to Mr Robert Crouchers conviction:
The club wishes to issue a statement to clarify that Mr Croucher was refused entry to the club on the evening in question; Mr Croucher is not a member of the club, nor was he being accompanied by a member. Furthermore Mr Croucher was heavily intoxicated when he approached the club and became aggressive and abusive towards our staff upon refusal.
The club takes the upholding of the key licensing objectives very seriously and would like to praise the members of our security staff involved for their swift and decisive action. Their actions prevented what could have amounted to a far more serious injury to a member of the public just trying to do his job and facilitated Mr Croucher’s arrest and subsequent conviction.
Technology also played a key role as the body cameras worn and operated by our security staff incorporate audio recording, which, coupled with our CCTV, provided the club with necessary means to assist the police in full and to a satisfactory end.
What was previously considered that a copyright troll has a privileged lifestyle where he can hon-nob with high profile footballers, Royalty and even worse reality celebs (Wink!), it transpires that Mr Robert Croucher being “heavily intoxicated” tried to barge his way in to a very privileged club.
One can only deduce from this that a copyright troll, like Robert Croucher, consider themselves so important that they can gatecrash an exclusive club, and if not admitted, they can assault the very cab driver who is there to try and help them.
What is very telling from the Raffles statement is the evidence. The evidence is CCTV and audio recordings. Mr Robert Croucher denied kicking Mr Mohammad Hussein in the head, but real evidence proved otherwise and Mr Robert Croucher is quite rightly behind bars.
What irony! Mr Robert Crouchers letter of claim victims are being “alleged” to have downloaded copyright material with the evidence of an IP address. Mr Robert Croucher ignores those denials from his victims. The evidence against Mr Robert Croucher is CCTV and audio recording. Mr Robert Croucher denied kicking Mr Mohammad Hussein in the head.
ACS:Bore sends sympathies to Mr Mohammad Hussein having to be subjected to a despicable assault by Mr Robert Croucher just because he was doing his job.