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Complainant Name:
Ms Helen Percy

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Scottish Daily Express

Complaint:

Ms Helen Percy complained that an article which reported that she had settled a court case with the Church of Scotland was inaccurate when it claimed that she had had an “affair” with a Church Elder.

Resolution:

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

“Further to an article which appeared in the Scottish Daily Express on 25th October 2006 regarding Ms Helen Percy who was employed as a Minister in the Presbytery of Angus but was dismissed following an affair with Elder, Sandy Nicoll, we would like to make it clear that Ms Percy maintains that there was only ever one sexual encounter with Mr Nicoll and that this was without her consent. The Express is happy to re-confirm Ms Percy’s position on the matter”.

Report: 74



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