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Complainant Name:
Mohammed George

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

Mohammed George, a well-known actor, complained to the Press Complaints Commission through Simons Muirhead & Burton solicitors that the newspaper had failed to report the outcome of a successful defamation action he had taken against it.

Resolution:

The newspaper said that an unfortunate internal communications breakdown accounted for its failure to report the case's outcome in a timely fashion. To rectify matters - and to resolve the complaint - it belatedly published the following article under the heading ‘£75,000 Mo libel win':

Former Eastenders star Mo George has been awarded £75,000 libel damages over a Sun article which a jury ruled wrongly branded him a woman beater.

The actor's lawyer, Ronald Thwaites, QC, told the High Court the article left Mr George depressed and unwilling to go out.

After the case, Mr George, 26, said: "I want to thank all my friends and family who have supported me through all of this."

Publishers News Group Newspapers had denied libel, claiming justification and maintained the article was true.

Date Published: 07/04/2010



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