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Complainant Name:
Mr Mark Melton

Clauses Noted: 1, 3

Publication: South Wales Evening Post

Complaint:

Mr Mark Melton complained on behalf of Ms Charlotte Church that an article was inaccurate in implying that the singer had refused to be drawn on rumours that she was pregnant. In fact, said the complainant, Ms Church had no idea what the journalist who spoke to her was talking about when he asked whether she had good news. In any case, she was not pregnant. The complainant also said it was intrusive to hint at such a thing.

Resolution:

The newspaper said its reporter had made clear to Ms Church that rumours of her being pregnant were circulating. Nonetheless, it pointed out that a follow-up piece had been run the following day in which Ms Church’s spokesman made clear that the singer was not pregnant and in which her grandmother criticised those circulating the rumours.

Report: 73



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