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Complainant Name:
Katrina Bell

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday Life


Katrina Lee complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article which wrongly stated that she had plastic surgery before competing on the X-Factor television show.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction and apology in the newspaper:

Our article "Katrina breaks from Simon Cowell jibes" (18 July 2010) stated that Belfast singer Katrina Lee had liposuction following comments from the X Factor judge. We would like to make clear that Katrina has never had liposuction and the performer would not recommend going under the knife to anyone. We apologise to Katrina for any upset caused.

The item (headlined "Katrina Lee") appeared with due prominence and was accompanied by a photograph of the complainant at her request.

Date Published: 01/10/2010

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