A Portman property empire millionaire heir who racially assaulted an anti-Semitism advocate outside of a courtroom has been jailed for four years.
Piers Portman, 50, is the son Edward 9th Viscount Portman. He called Campaign Against Antisemitism CEO Gideon Falter a Jewish scum’ at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, June 14, 2018.
He also described his Jewish ex-wife as a greedy, grasping criminal manipulator of system.
Piers Portman, 50, pictured, abused the CEO of Campaign Against Antisemitism Gideon Falter outside Westminster Magistrates’ Court on June 14, 2018
Portman verbally attacked Gideon Falter as he was leaving Westminster Magistrates’ Court during an antisemitism trial
The Portman Estate is owned by the Harrow-educated aristocrat’s extended family. It covers 110 acres of Marylebone, West London, and includes the land under the Westminster Magistrates Court.
After a court hearing against anti semite Alison Chabloz Tyrer, Mr Falter was walking out of the building when Portman began to abuse him.
Judge Gregory Perrins passed sentence on Portman. He said that the crowd at Chabloz Tyrer sentencing hearing which included men wearing Nazi-replica uniforms was a ‘who’s who of Nazi extremists and deniers’.
Portman was told by the judge that he had no insight into the consequences of his offending and that he felt no remorse. He continued to see himself as the victim.
“At the trial, you told the jury that you were an honorable British man.
“You are, I fear, anything but.”
Judge Perrins also ordered Portman to pay £10,000 in court costs and a further £10,000 in compensation to Mr Falter.
Judge: “You are a very wealthy man. I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t pay your trial.”
“It would be a matter for Mr Falter. However, I agree that it would be appropriate to donate it to the Campaign Against Antisemitism.
Portman, a shaved-headed man wearing black trousers and a navy waterproof jacket, stood with his mouth open to hear that he would go to prison. His mother supported him from he public gallery.
Portman, left is the son Viscount Portman.
Lewis Power, QC, defended, said that his client, who was a proud descendant of a wealthy family, now had a permanent stain on his reputation.
Mr Power stated, “The stain of prejudice, as your Honour knows is often inedible,”
Portman was called a “now broken man” by the barrister. He knew he had to be punished, but only asked for clemency.
Power stated that Mr. Portman had been through and suffered a traumatizing divorce at the time of the incident.
‘Since that time Mr. Portman is now isolated from his family.