'Do not hold me responsible for retaliation'.
A FORMER recruitment boss warned RBS chairman Sir Philip Hampton 'not to go home this weekend' unless she received £750,000 she thought she was owed, a court heard.
The Scotsman reports that Ruby Cooper, 53, bombarded the banking chief with e-mails and phone calls before getting RBS chief executive officer Ross McEwan and police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe involved.
She also told Sir Philip’s personal assistants that a member of staff would be stabbed if she did not get her money, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard this week.
Cooper told the banking bosses to stop being 'low-life, thieving scum' and pay up.
She was previously found guilty of breaching a restraining order imposed on her after she threatened to poison former RBS chief executive Stephen Hester in 2012. She was warned not to contact any director or former director of RBS.
Jurors heard that, after just a week, Cooper started e-mailing Sir Philip, asking for her money and for the 19-year-old matter to be resolved.
In a January 2014 email to RBS CEO Ross McEwan, Cooper said, in part: 'Stop acting like low-life thieving scum – if you pay yourself such big bonuses then you can pay mine by next week. Do not hold me responsible for retaliation'.
The trial continues.
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