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Complainant Name:
Ms Peaches Geldof

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Heat

Complaint:

Ms Peaches Geldof complained, through Swan Turton solicitors, that the magazine had inaccurately quoted her on the subject of her band, and misleadingly used the quote to suggest that she was commenting on medical treatment she had recently received.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the magazine published the following apology:

“In our edition number 486 of August we published an article concerning Peaches Geldof. Following an interview with a freelance reporter, we ascribed to Peaches a quotation concerning newspaper speculation about her lifestyle after she had received medical treatment at her home “Creative people can be allowed to make mistakes”. We now accept that Peaches did not use those words, that she was not commenting during the course of the interview on the incident leading to the medical treatment that she had received, but the words were merely an inaccurate paraphrase of a response to a question about the debut concert of her band. We apologise to Peaches that her words were misrepresented.”

Report: 78



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