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Complainant Name:
Dr Brooke Magnanti

Clauses Noted: 1, 3

Publication: The Herald (Glasgow)


Dr Brooke Magnanti aka Belle De Jour complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 1 (Accuracy) and Clause 3 (Privacy) of the Editors' Code of Practice about an article which reported that her former partner, Flight Lieutenant Owen Morris, had launched a legal action against her. The complainant was particularly concerned about a claim that Mr Morris had previously ‘sued a newspaper successfully after it published false claims by her about his conduct towards her'. The complainant said that the claim wrongly suggested that she had been responsible for the libellous claims.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated a private apology to the complainant.

Date Published: 14/03/2013

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