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Complainant Name:
Ms Jacqueline Gabbard

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Heat


Ms Jacqueline Gabbard of West Sussex complained that an article which reported that the actor Vince Vaughn had invited his parents to come on his film set had misleadingly used a photograph of her grandparents to illustrate how the scene might have looked. The complainant contacted the magazine which said that the photograph had been released by an agency and supplied the consent form. However, the complainant believed her complaint still stood as the model release form was signed only by her grandmother and permitted its use only to represent an imaginary person.


The complaint was resolved when the magazine published the following apology:

Vinces parents pic

In our 1-7 July edition we published a picture of Jennifer Aniston clearly superimposed on a picture of an elderly couple, a Mr &Mrs Woollard (both deceased) as a jokey reference to Vince Vaughns parents attending the shooting of a scene in the Break Up when Jen was filmed in the nude. Mr & Mrs Woollard posed as models for their picture in 1982.We wish to make it clear that Mr & Mrs Woollard were not Vinces parents and are sorry for any distress the pictures may have caused members of the Woollard family.

Report: 73

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