Linton had to pay EC$79,324.86, to Pinard-Byrne for defamation. The Opposition Leader spoke on Q95's 'Hot Seat' today.
In response to this, Listeners to Q95 spontaneously began a drive to pledge their financial support for Linton. Q95 and its Hot Seat Host Mathias Peltier Jr. opened up its telephone lines and allowed listeners at home and abroad to call in and pledge over a period of three hours over two days. Q95 staff collect much of the funds for Linton. Many other Dominicans also dropped their pledges directly to Linton or into his designated bank account, while others paid their contributions at UWP constituency offices.
Over EC$100,000 was raised to assist Linton in meeting his legal expenses