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Complainant Name:
Mrs Lyn-Marie Cunliffe

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mrs Lyn-Marie Cunliffe complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article based on an interview with her - which had been provided by an agency - on its website which included a significant number of inaccuracies. Comments she had made in the course of the interview had been distorted and, as such, would mislead readers.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the article from the website and the publication of the following statement:

Lyn-Marie Cunliffe

Further to a feature published on 28 November 2011 based on an interview with Lyn-Marie Cunliffe - which was provided by an agency - she has asked us to make clear that she does not "live her life dressed as Charlotte Bronte". She occasionally dresses as the author as part of her work - she owns over fifty costumes from various periods along with accessories and props as part of her business - but does not harbour a passion or obsession for the Brontes. She has made clear she did not refer to her husband as her Mr Rochester or say that she thought of Heathcliffe while walking her dog. We are happy to clarify her position.

Date Published: 06/04/2012

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