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Morrissey Settles Libel Case with NME

Posted by: Thomas Nassiff (06/14/12)
Morrissey's libel case against NME has been put to rest.
From the Article NME is pleased that it has buried the hatchet with Morrissey in respect of the libel case he brought against us in 2007. Morrissey sued over an article based on interviews with him which he believed accused him of racism. After an on-going dialogue with Morrissey and his representatives, NME today publishes a clarification in the magazine and online which makes it clear that we do not believe we ever called Morrissey a racist and nor do we believe he is. We have said sorry to Morrissey for any misunderstanding that may have arisen. The settlement with Morrissey does not involve payment of any damages or legal costs (other than a small sum of costs which the court ordered NME to pay last year when we applied unsuccessfully to have the case struck out on grounds of delay)
  
 
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09:38 AM on 06/14/12
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TheRealJohnOC
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There was an issue? First I heard of it.
09:59 AM on 06/14/12
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he racist?
11:26 AM on 06/14/12
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Fair play to Moz for standing his ground. Can't believe it took so long for the NME to properly apologize.
12:24 PM on 06/14/12
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Britain's libel laws are kind of insane.
04:47 PM on 06/14/12
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It's kind of odd that he agreed to settle now with no money involved because I'm pretty sure that NME had offered from the start to issue issue a public apology and he said it wasn't enough and took it court.
06:42 PM on 06/14/12
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It's kind of odd that he agreed to settle now with no money involved because I'm pretty sure that NME had offered from the start to issue issue a public apology and he said it wasn't enough and took it court.
The initial public apology was to be online-only. Apparently he really wanted to see it printed in the magazine too.
08:57 PM on 06/14/12
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Good. This was ridiculous.
02:46 AM on 06/15/12
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Still a bellend.
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