Rachel Riley threatens legal action against Twitter users following anti-Semitism row

Rachel Riley has threatened legal action against Twitter users following a row over her comments on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

The Countdown co-presenter and the former EastEnders actress Tracy Ann Oberman are preparing to sue up to 70 people for alleged libel and harassment, according to their lawyer Mark Lewis.

Twitter users had been sharing and commenting on an article published by political blogger Shaun Lawson, which accused Riley and Oberman of harassing and slandering a 16-year-old Labour supporter who was involved in an online debate.

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