We represent Breige Wright who was one of 4 people acquitted at Belfast Crown Court last May along with Padraic Wilson, Seamus Finucane and Maura McCrory.
We attach her statement in relation to the allegations made about
her by BBC Spotlight and Mairia Cahill.
Statement of Breige Wright
I have been the subject of a media onslaught following the BBC Spotlight broadcast on October 14th 2014.
Due to the fact that Mairia Cahill refused to stand over her allegations against me in court where she would have been challenged, I feel that I have to release two significant letters that she sent me in 2005 and in 2008. My legal team would have questioned her about these letters had there been a trial.
There has been a deluge of inaccurate, prejudiced and selective reporting of all aspects of this case. Particularly, my relationship with Máiría Cahill and in terms of the support that I offered her.
Some ill-informed commentators and political parties have added to the biased Spotlight broadcast. They have been eager to set aside due process and the verdict of the court.
My intent was to try to help Máiría. I believe that these letters demonstrate that Máiría accepted and valued that support.
The letters have been slightly redacted due to personal information that relates to others including Máiría’s family.