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Complainant Name:
Mrs Melissa Handy

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Herald (Plymouth)

Complaint:

Mrs Melissa Handy complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had incorrectly stated that she had made a "false allegation of rape".

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the alteration of the online article and the publication of the following clarification both in the print edition of the newspaper and on its website:

Our report about the acquittal of Melissa Handy (Woman's ‘cry rape' case dropped after medical reports, March 17) should for clarity have stated that she had merely been accused of making a false allegation of rape, rather than stating that she had made such an allegation.

Date Published: 16/06/2011



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