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Complainant Name:
Mr Julian Assange

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Julian Assange complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 1 (Accuracy) about a review of the biographical play ‘Man in The Middle', in which it was stated that the complainant was ‘fighting rape charges'.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated an amendment to the online article, as well as the addition of the following clarifying statement:

An earlier version of this article stated that Mr Assange was ‘fighting rape charges'. In fact, there is only one allegation of Category 3 (less serious crime) ‘rape' and Mr Assange has not, to date, been charged with any offence.

Date Published: 03/05/2012

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