Polish-born, NY-based crochet artist Olek is currently involved in an unfortunate legal battle in the UK. In order to help raise funds for legal defense, the artist has released the following appeal (which we wish to verify is NOT fraudulent or in any way a scam):
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“Olek recently arrived in London in order to fulfill a variety of professional engagements; the first of which was to donate a piece of art work to a charitable organization. On October 6th after donating a piece of her art to the charity at a show in London, Olek was involved in an incident with a drunk and aggressive male who behaved reprehensibly.
The incident happened extremely quickly and not knowing anyone in London or able to access her cell phone for numbers she was swept up into the legal system and treated very poorly. This has resulted in very serious charges being leveled against her which she strenuously denies. She has not even had the chance to state her case before a Court and she must await a statutory timetable before she can present her case properly.
She has now been fortunate enough to be referred on to an appropriate lawyer to defend her against these entirely false allegations, but effective legal representation in cases like this comes at a cost. Today, she needs your help to assist her to get through this terrible and unfair ordeal. At the moment she is facing serious charges with a risk of custody if she is not represented properly and able to expose the untruths and falsehoods in the allegations made against her.”
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As advised by Olek's attorney, we are not at liberty to disclose any further information at this time or discuss specific details pertaining to the charges, so as not to jeopardize the artist's case, before her hearing.
Many thanks for your concern and consideration and a very special thank you to everyone who has already made contributions to the cause, Olek sincerely appreciates your support.
December 14, 2011 -