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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


A man complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had misrepresented a new law relating to brothels. The complainant was concerned that the article falsely implied that it was illegal to visit a brothel, which, he stated, was not the case.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the following addition to the online edition of the article:

However, some clients are keen to point out that it remains legal to visit a brothel under the new law.

Kevin, from Watford, Herts said: ‘It is misleading to suggest that a client can be arrested for merely visiting a brothel. Provided that the prostitute has not been deceived or forced into working, brothels are not illegal for a client.'

Date Published: 11/05/2010

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