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Complainant Name:
A man

Clauses Noted: 3

Publication: The People


A man complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had intruded into his private life in breach of Clause 3 (Privacy) in publishing an article about his former wife. The article included details of the break-up of the marriage. The complainant was given a pseudonym, but due to an error, one picture of him (of two published) was not pixelated.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following apology:

An apology: Late Blooming Lesbians

We made an error in the article "Late Blooming Lesbians", published on October 24, 2010.
The article included a photograph which should have been pixelated to protect the identity of ex-husband "Sean".

We apologise for any distress caused to "Sean" by our error.

Date Published: 08/04/2011

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