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Complainant Name:
Michael Essien

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday Mirror


The footballer Michael Essien and his mother Aba complained through Swan Turton solicitors of London that an article was inaccurate in its description of their relationship with Mr Essienís father, James.


The matter was resolved directly between the parties when the newspaper agreed to publish the following clarification, under the heading ĎMichael Essien: I did support my fatherí:

On January 20, 2008, we published an interview with Michael Essienís father James in which he claimed he had not received financial support from Michael for the past two years. We have been asked by Michael and his mother Aba to point out that the whole story was not told about Michael and his motherís relationship with his father and that James has received more support from Michael than he had stated in the article. We are happy to set the record straight.

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