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Complainant Name:
Paul McKenna

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph

Complaint:

Paul McKenna, the hypnotherapist, complained through Swan Turton solicitors that an article on the subject of his libel victory against the Daily Mirror was misleading. The article wrongly suggested, in the complainant’s view, that his US degree was “fake” or “bogus” and that he styled himself as “Dr McKenna”. It also failed to mention the fact that he had obtained a second PhD from the IMCA, an accredited UK-based institution.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction:

“In an item on February 12 headed ‘Other famous doctors’ we referred to Paul McKenna’s successful libel claim against The Daily Mirror in relation to his doctorate from La Salle University. We are happy to make clear that Mr Justice Eady found that the La Salle doctorate was not bogus; that Mr McKenna subsequently acquired a fully accredited UK doctorate and that he had has never styled himself as Dr McKenna but would be entitled to do so if he wished.”

Report: 75



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