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Complainant Name:
Lyn Paul

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mirror


Lyn Paul of pop group the New Seekers complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article which wrongly referred to her as one of DJ Tony Blackburn's "conquests" in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction and apology in print and online:

Following our article of 1 May 2012 in which it was reported that Lyn Paul of the New Seekers was a "conquest" of Tony Blackburn, Ms Paul has contacted us to say that she merely shared a dinner date with Tony Blackburn and neither slept with him nor had a relationship with him. We are happy to make this clear and apologise to Ms Paul for any upset caused.

Date Published: 18/06/2012

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