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Complainant Name:
Marlene Bentley

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: OK! Magazine

Complaint:

Marlene Bentley of North Yorkshire complained that the front cover of the magazine – which contained a headline for the “Star-studded wedding” of “Wayne and Coleen” – would have misled readers to believe that the issue contained coverage of the couple’s wedding. In fact, that issue of the magazine contained just a full page advertisement for the wedding which was to be covered in the following week’s edition.

Resolution:

The magazine emphasised that its intention was not to mislead the complainant or any of its readers. The magazine took on board the comments she had made and offered her a six month subscription. The complaint was resolved on that basis.

Report: 77



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