In her police interview Miss Elliott, who has been vocal in trying to save Greenwich University’s threatened Philosophy course, said: ‘I am sorry, I don’t have those morals.
‘If it was mugged off somebody then that is wrong, but I don’t care about Samsung they are a billion dollar company.
‘Phones 4 U are also a massive company, as long as it didn’t come out of some old pensioners pocket I don’t care.’
When asked about the ethics of the looting she said: ‘I just think it is a case of Robin Hood…. I don’t feel any moral compass about a big company that evades tax.’
Well, I guess at least we now know the value of a first in philosophy from Greenwich University. Why would anyone try to save it, having seen what it can produce?
Miss Elliott, whose supporters packed the public gallery, admitted that her boyfriend, of six years, gave her the phone as a gift but she didn’t know it was stolen.
She said she did not question the origins of the phone as she has ‘101 things to do’ and needed a new mobile.
When asked what she was doing now Miss Elliot said: ‘I have deferred my MSC at Kings to study philosophy of mental disorder and I am engaged in various different voluntary activities and am employed by an agency.’
And since she was acquitted, I guess we now know the value of our justice system too.