That man from England, Bailey, back in the Media again, which he Yearns, for the Attention; Jules Thomas, has moved on, with her life. Pity Bailey cannot, Get the Picture?

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Ian Bailey ‘in awe’ of ex-partner suing Netflix over Sophie Toscan du Plantier documentary

Exclusive: Jules Thomas issued proceedings over how she was allegedly depicted in ‘Sophie: A Murder in West Cork.

Ian Bailey arrives at the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin with Jules (Image: Collins Courts)

Ian Bailey has said he is in full admiration and in awe for his ex-partner who is suing Netflix over its documentary series on the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

Jules Thomas has also issued civil proceedings against the show’s director John Dower and production company Lightbox Media Ltd.

Ms Thomas, who is an artist living in Schull, Co Cork, is representing herself in the action.

It is understood the legal proceedings are over how she was allegedly depicted in the documentary series, Sophie: A Murder in West Cork.

The three part series on the French filmmaker’s murder was released on the streaming service last year.

Ms Thomas separated from Mr Bailey in April of last year after almost 30 years together.

Now, Mr Bailey – who acknowledges that he is a suspect in the murder of Ms Toscan du Plantier – said he is “in awe and in admiration” for Ms Thomas.

Jules Thomas

“I am in awe of my ex-partner Jules for taking on Netflix.

“I am absolutely in admiration and supportive of her,” Mr Bailey said.

Mr Bailey, who has always denied any involvement in Sophie’s murder, also described his ex-partner as “a brilliant lady.”

Mr Bailey was twice arrested by gardai in 1997 and 1998 for questioning about Ms Toscan du Plantier’s murder but has repeatedly denied any involvement in the killing.

However, he was in May 2019 convicted in absentia in France of the voluntary homicide of Ms Toscan du Plantier.

Mr Bailey has previously described the French case as a show trial designed to find him guilty.

In 2020, the High Court ruled that he could not be extradited to France.

It was the third time French authorities tried, and failed, to have him extradited.

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