Monday, December 7, 2009
The News of the World will pay damages and has apologized to Unite election official Derek Simpson over a false story it published alleging that he had used union money and taken advantage of the union's rules in order to put himself in a better position to win re-election. The paper's attorney, Patrick Callaghan, admitted in court that the story was based on an unreliable source. "It did so in reliance on a source which it believed to be reliable. As such, the News of the World apologises to Mr Simpson for this article and for the distress and embarrassment it has caused him." Read more here.