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June 15th, 2016

Fathers4Justice protesters disrupt Loose Women broadcast


Fathers4Justice said it’s protestors disrupted today’s broadcast of Loose Women.

Jason Appleyard, 37, from Edgware in London and Adam Orriss, 43, from Folkestone, waved white y-fronts printed in purple with the words ‘Pants To The CSA’ and threw £20 notes in the air before being dragged away by security.

The group said the protest marked the launch of a boycott of the child support system until fathers are given equal rights.

The group have asked supporters to stop all child maintenance payments, averaging £300 per father per month, for at least one month, which could deprive the CMS of £15 million in June/July alone.

The group have accused Loose Women of repeatedly denigrating men and ‘reverse sexism’. On Tuesday’s show, the model Caprice Bourret said, ‘Men are very simple creatures’, to rolls of laughter from fellow panelists.

The strike, which launches ahead of Father’s Day, this Sunday 19th June 2016, comes after the group asked their supporters whether dads should stop paying child support until they have equal rights. The answer was a resounding yes, with over 75% support for a child support strike. The group say the most strident support came from the partners of dads affected by the system.

Fathers4Justice are now calling on fathers denied access to their children, to withhold child support payments as part of an economic boycott of the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), which they say is cruel and discriminatory, and has reduced dads to the status of cashpoints and sperm banks.CHILD SUPPORT STRIKE LOGO 2


The Sun: Loose Women taken off air as Fathers4Justice storm studio 

Daily Mail: Fathers4Justice campaigners waving pants and hurling money storm the set of Loose Women in protest at the show’s ‘reverse sexism’ and comments that ‘denigrate men’

Daily Mirror: Fathers4Justice storms Loose Women studio forcing show to briefly go off air

Daily Star: Fathers4Justice crash Loose Women studios: ‘No kids no cash’

Irish Independent / Anton Savage: Loose Women is simple sexism

Huffington Post: ‘Loose Women’ Pulled From Air As Fathers 4 Justice Protester Storms Studio

OK Magazine: The moment Loose Women is hijacked and forced off air by a protestor

Daily Record: Loose Women forced off air as Fathers4Justice storm studio with protest

Metro: ITV pulls Loose Women off the air after Fathers 4 Justice storm the studio

Daily Express: Loose Women forced off-air as fathers’ rights protestor storms live broadcast

Evening Standard: Loose Women taken off air as fathers’ rights campaigners interrupt live broadcast

BBC: Fathers’ rights protesters take ITV’s Loose Women off air

The Independent: Loose Women taken off air as Fathers 4 Justice crash set live on TV

Closer: Loose Women pulled from air after being stormed by #Fathers4Justice

BT: Loose Women goes off air after fathers’ rights protesters crash the show

Irish Independent: Loose Women forced off air as Fathers4Justice storm studio

Female First: Fathers 4 Justice protest forces Loose Women off air Protesters storm Loose Women set causing it to be pulled off air

The Guardian: ITV takes Loose Women off air due to Fathers 4 Justice protest

Contact Music: Fathers4Justice Stage Protest During Live ‘Loose Women’

Folkestone Herald: Loose Women disrupted by Fathers4Justice protestor from Folkestone

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