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Complainant Name:
Ms Annette Hewins

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Cosmopolitan

Complaint:
Ms Annette Hewins complained through solicitors Hickman & Rose that an article reporting her fight against a wrongful conviction for an arson attack in which three people died was inaccurate on numerous points.

Resolution:
The freelance journalist responsible for the story sent a personal letter of apology to the complainant for the distress caused by the piece and donated the money she had received for her work to a charity. The acting editor of the magazine also wrote personally to the complainant to apologise for the trauma caused by the article and assured her that the freelance journalist no longer had any links with the magazine.

Report: 66



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