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Complainant Name:
Mr James Broad

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Fabulous (News of the World magazine)


Mr James Broad of Bristol complained about an article that discussed his interest in keeping himself in good physical condition, and his use of steroids. He said that the article was inaccurate in stating that his use of steroids had robbed him of his sex drive and was misleading in suggesting that he was more interested in body-building than in his girlfriend.


The matter was resolved when the News of the World published the following letter from the complainant (it also appeared on the newspaper's website and on the separate Fabulous magazine website):

You recently ran a piece in Fabulous magazine about steroids that featured me and my partner. I want to make clear that steroids and training do not mean more to me than my partner does - as the article might have suggested. And although I have suffered exhaustion as a result of working out hard for shows, I don't think that steroids have given me a low sex-drive.

Report: 80

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