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Complainant Name:
Ms Louise Turner

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Take a Break

Complaint:

Ms Louise Turner of Honiton complained that an article about her experience as a child prostitute addicted to painkillers had contained a number of inaccuracies. Most significantly, she was concerned over the way in which her relationship with Carolyn, a charity fundraiser, had been portrayed by the magazine.

Resolution:

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

‘Further to our article (I was a child prostitute, issue 12, March 2007), we have been informed by Louise Turner that her story contained a number of misleading statements. In particular, we wish to state that Carolyn, a charity fundraiser, knew about Miss Turner's situation and was extremely supportive at all times. Miss Turner published her story in order to show that people on drugs can turn their lives around to the benefit of others, an achievement she has clearly done.’

Report: 75



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