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Complainant Name:
A woman

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Falkirk Herald

Complaint:

A woman complained through solicitors Gair & Gibson that an article about her former partner – and the father of her children – contained inaccuracies and intruded into her family’s privacy. She said the article – which reported on her former partner’s conviction for downloading child pornography – may have identified her children and inaccurately suggested that she had split up with him because of the allegations. In fact, she said she had not lived with her former partner for seven years.

Resolution:

The newspaper defended itself against the claims and indicated that it had obtained information about the complainant’s relationship breakdown from a source. The newspaper wrote to the complainant and made clear that it had endeavoured to maintain the anonymity of her children and apologised if the date given for the end of her relationship was inaccurate. The complaint was resolved on this basis.

Report: 76



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