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Complainant Name:
Jemima Khan

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Jemima Khan complained to the Press Complaints Commission on behalf of the family of the late Sir James Goldsmith that the newspaper had published serious inaccuracies about Sir James in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


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

Following my item on December 7 in which I claimed that the late Sir James Goldsmith had remarked that victims of the Holocaust ‘lacked the initiative to get out', I would like to clarify that he said no such thing. A number of Sir James's relatives were murdered in the Holocaust, and he counted two Holocaust survivors among his closest friends. As his family has pointed out, he would never have made these remarks. My apologies to the family for any upset caused.

Date Published: 23/01/2012

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