Funds will be used to cover already accrued High Court Trial costs such as the court filing fees, court hearing fees for the eight day trial $24,000, witness expenses (some witnesses came to Auckland to testify for Mariya from United States and other parts of NZ) in March 2018.
A total figure spent $56,000
Security court costs $13,200. Court of Appeal filing fee $980, hearing fees (over $2,600 a day) setting down fee ($2,600), plus additional fees (unsure of figures at this stage) which will fall due imminently. The preparation of a large number of appeal books for the appeal judges and the parties.
As a result of a court judgment handed down on 21 January, 2018 Mariya must also pay $28,039.25 to Robert Roper, the perpetrator, who is currently imprisoned for multiple rapes and other offences. The judgment can be found here http://img.scoop.co.nz/media/pdfs/1901/2019NZHC16TaylorvRoper.pdf Surplus funds will be donated to charities which assist those who have been affected by sexual assault, violence or bullying and to support the pressing need for law reform in this highly sensitive area.
The courts should be for everyone including the vulnerable and not just the wealthy.