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Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror


Ms Carolyn Weinstein, Company Manager of EastEnders, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article about a threat to ban staff, including cast members, caught leaking storylines was misleading when it suggested - particularly through the use of a photograph - that Shane Richie and Steve McFadden were under suspicion.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification, in the newspaper and online:

On 20th April we said that EastEnders bosses had warned all staff, including cast members, that if anyone was found to be leaking confidential information they would be in breach of contract and would not work for the BBC again. We would like to make it clear that neither Shane Richie nor Steve McFadden are under suspicion of leaking any information.

Date Published: 06/06/2011

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