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Complainant Name:
Ms Naomi Campbell

Clauses Noted: 1, 3

Publication: Daily Star

Complaint:

Ms Naomi Campbell, the well-known model, complained that the newspaper had inaccurately alleged that she had been involved in an argument with a photographer and then an altercation with the chef on board a yacht that led to a considerable amount of damage. She was also concerned that her photograph had been taken in a place where she had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper undertook not to republish the allegations or photographs and published the following apology: “On July 17 we carried reports from the Italian media that Naomi Campbell had an argument with a photographer en route to a yacht in Italy. We also alleged that Ms Campbell had an altercation with the chef on board over her starter, wrecking the yacht, causing staff to ‘duck for cover’ and causing £30,000 of damage. We have been asked to point out that neither altercation took place and she did not damage the boat. We are happy to set the record straight and to apologise to Ms Campbell. We have also agreed not to republish a photograph of her on the yacht which accompanied the article”.

Report: 74



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