Former Sarawak Tribune editor Lester Melyani has proof of his association with James Steward Stephen, the web designer for Sarawak Report.
Lester showed The Star Online a screen capture of an e-mail dated Jul 3 that he received from Stephen in which the latter made references to Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown.
Lester said it was the last communication he received from Stephen.
"This e-mail is to prove that James (Steward Stephen) exists," he added.
The e-mail carried a United Kingdom phone number allegedly belonging to Stephen.
Lester said that Stephen was introduced to him as a graphic artist and that the e-mail was part of a normal "how do you do" conversation between both of them.
Lester had claimed that a photograph of Stephen was mistakenly inserted into his video expose of Sarawak Report fabricating 1MDB documents.
Rewcastle-Brown said the photo shown in the video was that of a senior station manager with bus company Abellio and that the picture had been lifted from a website where he was featured giving a local talk.