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Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Mail on Sunday


This complaint was originally made to the PCC. As the PCC closed on 8 September the complaint was resolved by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) under PCC procedures. IPSO is the new independent regulator of the newspaper and magazine industry.

Mr Stephen Jones of Jirehouse complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article included inaccurate and misleading information in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant said that the article incorrectly referred to him as being Scot Young's aide, and misleadingly claimed that he "repeatedly avoided" answering questions about Scot Young's finances by citing legal privilege.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper made amendments to the online article, and published the following correction in print and online:

"An article in You Magazine, on June 29, about the divorce of Scot and Michelle Young, referred to lawyer Stephen Jones as Mr Young's aide. We would like to clarify that Mr Jones and his company, Jirehouse, are not Mr Young's lawyers but rather they act for Mr Young's creditors. We are also happy to confirm that the court found no impropriety on Mr Jones's part in relation to this matter."

Date Published: 06/10/2014

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