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Complainant Name:
Michael and Carol Sullivan

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday Mirror

Complaint:

Michael and Carol Sullivan complained about a published interview with Mrs Sullivan’s nephew, the actor Sid Owen. In the interview Mr Owen attributed the following remark to Mrs Sullivan: “It was because of her poor diet that your mum died”. Mrs Sullivan disputed absolutely ever having said such a thing. (Mr Owen’s mother died of cancer.)

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the newspaper agreed to mark its electronic cuttings database with a note saying that Mrs Sullivan disputed part of the article and that any future reference should be referred to the legal department.

Report: 76



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