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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The People

Complaint:

A woman from Cambridge complained that an article, which claimed she was earning money by working as a receptionist for a prostitute while at the same time claiming incapacity benefit, was inaccurate. She made clear that she had not earned money by working as a receptionist for a prostitute and was not, therefore, committing benefit fraud. She also said the article was wrong to say that she only went to the doctor’s twice a year – in fact, her health necessitated more frequent visits.

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the newspaper agreed to put a note on the article in its archive files making clear that the complainant had challenged the piece and that it could not be relied on as demonstrating that she had earned money by working as a receptionist for a brothel.

Report: 73



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