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Complainant Name:
Jennie Kermode

Clauses Noted: 1, 12

Publication: Daily Mail


Jennie Kermode complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had implied that the case of Patricia Dye, a woman who admitted dressing as a man for purposes of deception and sexual access, was equivalent to that of Brandon Teena, a transgender man who was a victim of crime. As a result, the complainant said the coverage was inaccurate and misleading.


While the newspaper did not accept that it had breached the Editors' Code, the complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated an appropriate amendment to the online article.

Date Published: 21/01/2011

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