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Morrissey and NME Settle Libel Case

Timothy Grisham / June 13, 2012
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Morrissey has settled his libel case against NME.

Music Week reports that following NME’s apology to Morrissey, over a 2007 article that the singer believed portrayed him as racist,  the case will not head to court this summer.

According to a representative from the NME: “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 ongoing 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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