The Keydata Victims’ Forum has been put back online, after Keydata founder Stewart Ford has instructed his lawyers to stand down.
The website, which was founded by Keydata investor Peter Magowan, was suspended on August 14 after Ford’s lawyers contacted its internet service provider following personal remarks.
On August 23 law firm Regulatory Legal, which is representing Keydata investors who are claiming for compensation over the crisis, launched another online forum called the Keydata Investors’ Group which continues to run.
A statement issued by Ford’s spokespeople says the Keydata Victims’ Forum homepage now carries an apology for “the distress caused” and adds Magowan has agreed to moderate the site more effectively.
Ford says: “I am delighted to see the victims’ website back online and I would like to thank Peter Magowan for the thorough job he has done in removing the false and hurtful allegations made.
“The last thing I wanted to do was stifle debate around the reasons for the problems investors are suffering or how these problems can be alleviated – indeed this a debate I very actively welcome.
“I would now ask investors to put to one side for the time being any personal animosity they may feel towards me and support the bondholder team who are working with me on the Lifemark rescue package.”