Outspoken star Katie Hopkins got it totally wrong with this tweet - and may live to regret it...

She’s not exactly afraid to say – or tweet – what she’s thinking, but Katie Hopkins could find herself in a spot of bother after it was revealed she’s being sued to the tune of £50,000 over one of her infamous outbursts on Twitter.

The PressGazette reports that the outspoken star sent a tweet directed at Guardian columnist and anti-poverty campaigner Jack Monroe in May last year, implying that the former food blogger supported the vandalisation of war memorials.

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‘Scrawled on any memorials lately? Vandalised the memory of those who fought for your freedom? Grandma got any more medals?’ Katie tweeted.

An outraged Jack shot back: ‘I have NEVER scrawled on a memorial. Brother in the RAF. Dad was a Para in the Falklands. You’re a piece of sh*t.’

Jack then asked Katie to not only delete the offending tweet but also publicly apologise and donate £5,000 to ‘migrant rescue’. Katie did indeed delete the tweet, but went on to call Jack ‘social anthrax’.

She eventually issued a public apology, tweeting: ‘I was confused about identity. I got it wrong.’

Katie – who was a columnist for The Sun at the time – said that she’d got Jack confused with another Guardian journo, Laurie Penny, who had responded to ‘f*ck Tory scum’ being scrawled on a war memorial by tweeting: ‘I don’t have a problem with this. The bravery of past generations does not oblige us to be cowed today.’

But it seems that Jack didn’t buy this explanation, saying: ’15 days after accusing me of vandalising war graves & then prompting 577k followers to abuse me for entertainment… ‘Confused’ defence might have held water if we hadn’t actually met, and she didn’t have a history of seeking me out to direct barbed tweets… Eg she deadnamed me at the Ch5 Benefits debate – she did a LOT of digging. Hard to be confused about something you’ve researched that hard.’

Katie has reportedly yet to filed a defence, but still has time in which to do this. More as we have it, folks…