EXCLUSIVE: US London Embassy Security Chief SACKED After Supporting Tommy Robinson
The Head of Internal Security at the US Embassy in London has allegedly been fired for ‘inciting racial hatred’ and ‘supporting violent and fascist movements’ by attending a number of Tommy Robinson’s rallies in the capital city, Kipper Central can exclusively reveal.
James Johnson, 30, first started working at the US Embassy in London as a doorman just over 5 years ago in 2013, before working his way up the ladder and becoming Head of Internal Security for the Embassy in July of this year.
However, his career at the Embassy was cut short this year when his boss phoned him allegedly claiming he’d broken ‘more rules than it’s possible to count’, and was allegedly immediately dismissed for ‘misrepresenting the Embassy and the country by following the actions of hate leaders’, ‘inciting racial hatred’ and ‘supporting violent and fascist movements.’
Robinson told Kipper Central that he is “shocked and disgusted” at Johnson’s story, particularly under the watch of President Trump.
“How can an American employee in a senior position – who should be protected by the constitution – be fired for their political views and activities?”, he told Kipper Central.
“It’s shocking that the American Embassy can get away with this disgusting attack on free speech – especially when it is in direct opposition to their constitution!
“I wonder if President Trump is aware of this…”
In a letter to Mr Johnson seen by Kipper Central, the Embassy’s employment officer wrote: “With multiple employees expressing concern and fear from your activities outside of the workplace and your comments within, an investigation was formed on the 10th of August, 2018.
“After detailed conversation with the employees involved, and after viewing certain social media posts which they provided, we were left with much concern as to your political standings and your intentions regarding sharing them.
“The posts were deemed as inflammatory, and inciteful, and were shared willingly to employees and friends, indicating a personal investment with the views expressed.
“Your attendance at rallies and demonstrations showed a level of commitment to those feelings that goes far beyond passing agreement, which indicates a level of potential harm in the future.”
Kipper Central has approached the Embassy for comment and their side of the story but has not received any response.
As a very respected security official, not only was Johnson responsible for taking out a crazed gunman or attacker should they enter the building, but he was also a key social influence within the Embassy, sitting on the advisory team for worker’s rights.
Johnson said that he has appealed the decision three times, with all appeals being rejected, with the Embassy’s justifications even accusing Johnson of ‘radicalising hate’ in the office.
He told Kipper Central: “I have to say I’ve never felt so alone and abandoned in my adult life before.
“I’ve gone from being a respected member of a relatively high profile security team, from being someone that others would come to with their problems for advice or moral support, to being the man that no one will dare interact with or even be friends with online.”
He went on to explain that his colleagues abandoned him “out of either fear or losing their jobs too, or because others are spreading hate among former colleagues, which I find to be so ironic considering what I was supposedly dismissed for.”
After allegedly receiving sudden notice of his termination and being denied the Embassy’s usual generous support for leaving employees, Johnson said he has struggled financially to the extent that he has had to move house just to afford the legal costs of his appeal. A fundraiser has been set up to help Johnson cope financially to put food on the table for his children, and you can support this fundraiser here.
Robinson argues that Johnson’s alleged sacking is not only against the constitution but is also based on lies.
“All of my protests are about freedom, justice and the truth. They are not about race,” he told Kipper Central.
“In fact, we have had diverse speakers of all different races and sexualities standing by our side to challenge the systematic mass rape of British girls and to defend our right to free speech.
“This firing is simply another excuse to silence, damage and bankrupt those of us who have the guts to speak the truth.”
While attending a rally around a year ago, Johnson was pictured wearing a Tommy Robinson t-shirt, and this picture was later featured in promotional material for other rallies, which was spotted by two of Johnson’s colleagues.
He said they asked him to explain his views to them, but Johnson claims he told them that he’d prefer to keep his political/personal life separate from his professional life. As he explained to Kipper Central: “I’ve always been a strong supporter of Tommy and have been to nearly all of his arranged protests and walks, but kept it to myself as I barely even mention my children at work as I’ve kept both lives separate.”
After they insisted, he says he agreed to briefly explain his views to them but was careful to add “but I understand others have different points of view and I respect that.”
After more pressure from his colleagues, Johnson told Kipper Central that he gathered a few print-outs of information to back up his political positions and to explain his views, and said he’d meet the pair at a pub to go through the print-outs. He says they insisted that he meet them in the office rather than the pub, so he cautiously agreed.
Johnson told Kipper Central: “Everything was going fine, we’d had a good chat online and everyone had been respectful, and then eventually I brought in some print-outs of verified information and met them during lunch to chat about it.
“We had a civil chat, and I was aware of the fact one of them was pretty blatantly recording on his phone which I didn’t call out at the time, but was careful nothing I said was offensive or race-baiting.”
Not long after the conversation, Johnson says he received the phone call from his boss informing him that he’d broken ‘more rules than it’s possible to count’, and was allegedly immediately dismissed for ‘misrepresenting the Embassy and the country by following the actions of hate leaders’, ‘inciting racial hatred’ and ‘supporting violent and fascist movements.’
Johnson told Kipper Central: “The two people I worked with had told him I was terrifying them, making them feel uncomfortable, and that if I didn’t go they would take it to the papers and have the whole office sued for creating a dangerous work environment.”
Johnson said his appeal against the decision is at its final stage, now going to the US Governor who could overturn his dismissal, but Johnson expects that this appeal will also be rejected.
He told Kipper Central: “I’ve got one last shot of appealing to the Governor in the US who technically signs off on all our employment contracts, but honestly I don’t feel confident at all.”
Readers who want to help support Johnson’s legal fees and ensure he is financially secure can do so by donating to his fundraiser here.
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