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Complainant Name:
Miss Olivia Saunders

Clauses Noted: 1, 3

Publication: WalesOnline.co.uk

Complaint:

Miss Olivia Saunders complained through Pannone Solicitors that an online article containing an interview with Ryan Lewis contained inaccuracies and intruded into her private life.

Resolution:

The publication explained that the article had been uploaded to its website in error. The complaint was resolved by the online publication of the following statement:

Olivia Saunders – An Apology

On Sunday 15 February 2009 under the headline “Cristiano Ronaldo stole my girlfriend”, we published in error an interview with Ryan Lewis who claimed to have had a relationship with Miss Saunders, who he says dumped him to date Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United. The interview suggested that Miss Saunders was only interested in him because he had been on TV and questioned her general knowledge.

We accept that Miss Saunders did not have a long term relationship with Mr Lewis and did not dump him to commence a relationship with Ronaldo. These allegations against Miss Saunders’ general knowledge were unfair.

This article was published in error and we apologise to Miss Saunders for publishing details of her relationship and for any embarrassment or upset caused.

Report: 78



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