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Complainant Name:
Ms Leona Lewis & Syco Music

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Now


Ms Leona Lewis and Syco Music complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article was inaccurate in its claim that the latter had questioned the former's weight and appearance. They said it was untrue that Syco Music had forced Ms Lewis to diet and to revamp her image.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the following correction, which appeared under the headline ‘Syco Music':

In our issue of 7 December 2009 we ran a story about Leona Lewis being ‘forced to diet'. Leona's record label, Syco, have asked us to point out that they have never questioned Leona's weight or appearance. Nor have they asked her to revamp her image and create a sexier look to boost her popularity in America. We only ever intended to report positively on Leona Lewis's appearance and her prospects in America, and are happy to make the position clear.

Date Published: 11/03/2010

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