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Complainant Name:
Ms Janet Lawrence

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: London Lite

Complaint:

Janet Lawrence of Middlesex complained that an article had inaccurately described her as a “prostitute” who worked under the alias of “Mistress Alana”. She also raised concerns that the newspaper had published a photograph from the Mistress Alana website and claimed that she was the woman who was featured.

Resolution:

The newspaper said it had relied on information from an anonymous source. The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the complainant’s denial in the following clarification:

Further to the article “£140 call girl held in animal rights swoop” on 10 May we would like to make clear that the woman who featured in the photograph was not Janet Lawrence, as the caption said, and Ms Lawrence denies having any connection to prostitution or the Mistress Alana alias.

Report: 75



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