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Katie Hopkins deletes every tweet she ever posted as she is fired by MailOnline

November 27, 2017
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PASADENA, CA - JULY 29: Katie Hopkins at 'Sex, Presidents & Handmaids Hosted by Lady Freak' panel during Politicon at Pasadena Convention Center on July 29, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Politicon)

PASADENA, CA - JULY 29: Katie Hopkins at 'Sex, Presidents & Handmaids Hosted by Lady Freak' panel during Politicon at Pasadena Convention Center on July 29, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Politicon)

Katie Hopkins has been axed from her column with Mail Online.

The commentator had caused a string of controversies in recent months, including calling for a “final solution” in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.

She was fired from her weekend radio show on LBC in May following the widely criticised comments.

She later deleted the reference, which echoed the Nazi term for the holocaust, changing it to “true solution” after public outcry.

Now every post to her Twitter account, read by more than 800,000 people, has been deleted.

Only a handful of retweets, including several retweets of Piers Morgan, remain.

The reason for deleting her tweets is unknown.

In a statement to Press Gazette, a Mail Online spokesperson said: “Katie’s contract was not renewed by mutual consent.”

Hopkins lost a libel case to food writer Jack Monroe earlier this year.

Monroe won the libel proceedings after Hopkins tweeted untrue claims about the vandalism of a war memorial.

Rather than apologising, Hopkins deleted her original tweet and admitted that she had meant to tweet writer Laurie Penny, who had written about the incident at the time.

Hopkins had sought permission to appeal over the damages awarded, but Mr Justice Warby rejected her bid.

She was ordered to pay £24,000 in damages, but the legal bill for the case could mount into hundreds of thousands of pounds.

She also caused the Mail Online to pay £150,000 after she falsely accused a Muslim family of being extremists after they were refused entry to the US for a Disneyland trip.

Related topics: daily mail, fired, katie hopkins, LBC, MailOnline

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