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Complainant Name:
Robin Spark

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail

Complaint:

Robin Spark – son of Dame Muriel Spark – complained that the newspaper had defamed him by inaccurately claiming that he “bled” his mother “of the money that she had toiled so hard for” and suggested that she sent him money whenever he asked.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved after a protracted period when the newspaper published the following retraction:

Dame Muriel Spark

In an article on 22 April 2006 we stated that there was ‘a deep-seated resentment on Muriel Spark’s part that her son…bled her of the money she had toiled so hard for’. In fact, payments made to Mr Spark by his mother were contributions to the support of Dame Muriel’s mother or, from time to time, unsolicited gifts. Any suggestion that Mr Spark bled his mother dry is incorrect. We are happy to make that clear.

Report: 74



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