woman who claimed on Facebook that her ex-husband tried to strangle her is set to fight a judge's ruling that she is guilty of defamation because he wasn't trying to kill her.
Nicola Stocker, 51, will argue before the Supreme Court that she had used common language to describe the attack by her millionaire ex-husband, for which he was arrested, when talking to his new lover.
During the original High Court trial Mr Justice Mitting used the Oxford English Dictionary to define strangling and decide that she had implied Mr Stocker, 68, was trying to kill her when in fact his intention when putting his hand round her neck was "to silence, not to kill".
It comes amid warnings that wealthy men are increasingly using long and expensive court cases to silence women who make allegations against them.
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