Posted by Tony Bennett on the CMOMM forum:
On 2 May this year I made a complaint against a headline in the Daily Express which ran:
'MADDY DETECTIVE DID LIE ABOUT DEATH COVER-UP CLAIM'.
As my colleagues in Mods & Admin are aware, to extract this correction, published on page 21 of today's Daily Express, has taken 7 months of letters and negotiation back and forth with the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) and with the Express Head of Legal Affairs, Barbara Ludlow.
I understand that I am not allowed to publish any of the correspondence, but I am told that a formal report on my complaint will be published on the IPSO website next week.
In the end, I accepted the wording you see below. Had I not done so, this would have gone to formal adjudication, and I personally doubt if I would have got a different result.
The result is a correction in the bottom left-hand corner of the page - see below.
Was it worth it?
Goncal Amaral was publicly accused in the Express's headline of having 'Lied about death cover-up claim'.
That has now been publicly corrected.
He did not lie.
I am personally content that I have not wasted my time and effort: