This video was originally uploaded to youtube. I have had an issue with the Plymouth Copthorne Hotel using the front public pavement as it's personal car park, blocking access on that pavement to people in wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
I took matters into my own hands last week and put signs and tape on the cars, and produced a youtube video of my run-in with the management: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl1Ad6nAHxs
A disability activist from the US phoned up the Copthorne Hotel later that evening and spoke with the duty manager James. James told her that I was not actually disabled (a lie), that I was an ex customer who was banned for being drunk and abusive (another lie - I do not drink, and have never frequented the hotel bar) and that I was on a police list of known vagrants, troublemakers and homeless people in Plymouth (probably another lie - though I do have a history of standing up for disability rights).
James reported this video to youtube for 'breach of privacy', and youtube took it down - so I'm uploading it here in the hope that Jame's words and actions will be archived for all eternity.
By: Stuart Wyatt
In: Citizen Journalism
Tags: plymouth, copthorne, hotel, lies, slander, defamation, manager, disability, activism
Location: Plymouth, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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