Thursday, 12 August 2010
PCC rejects Heather Mills complaints about Sun
The Press Complaints Commission has rejected a string of complaints by Heather Mills against the Sun.
Mills complained to the PCC about articles in the Sun headlined "Dancing on vice" (29 September 2009), "It's Mucca v Macca on ice" (2 November 2009) and "Mucca in skate hell" (9 November 2009) contained inaccurate information in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. She complained also that the articles were discriminatory in breach of Clause 12 (Discrimination) of the Code.
In not upholding the complaints, the PCC said: "These complaints, about a range of articles from the last three and a half years, illustrated the difficulty of investigating matters after a significant delay. Some of the stories had been written by journalists no longer at the newspaper; others related to material that the newspaper no longer had on file; some of the stories had been published in a range of other newspapers about which no complaints had been made."