‘Sorry for pretending we interviewed Roger Moore’


by Sunny Hundal    
9:32 am - January 21st 2013

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Last year in September the People newspaper ran a front-page story titled: “I’ve had Moore women than James Bond” about actor Roger Moore’s sex life.

Now it has issued a correction:

On 16 September we published an article headed “I’ve had Moore women than James Bond” which claimed that Sir Roger Moore had recently spoken exclusively to The People and made comments to our journalist about his private life.

We now accept that Sir Roger did not give an interview to our reporter and did not make the comments that were reported in the headline.

We apologise for any distress and embarrassment our article has caused to Sir Roger Moore and we have agreed to pay him damages and legal costs.

Just… gob-smacking.
(via @TabloidWatch)

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Reader comments


“In our next issue, we will have a world-exclusive interview with Elvis.”

2. Chaise Guevara

“We now accept that Sir Roger did not give an interview to our reporter and did not make the comments that were reported in the headline.”

Someone’s confusing “accept” with “admit”, it seems.

Gosh, I’m shocked. Does that mean a Journalist was actually caught lying?

Fortunately for Roger Moore he can afford to take legal action when lies are printed against him. Other people are not as lucky.

@ Chaise, ‘admit’ is guilty as charged. ‘Accept’ is a mistake!
Why do you think that corporation chose ‘accept’


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