Apology to me by Heather Mallick and the Toronto Star
Published in: Melanie's blog
The following apology appears in the print edition of today’s Toronto Star.
'A column by Heather Mallick on July 28 contained a number of inaccurate statements about the well-known British journalist and author Melanie Phillips.
Ms. Phillips has expressed her horror at the slaughter at Utoya, Norway in a clear and unambiguous way, writing “there can be no excuse, justification or rationale whatsoever for the atrocity perpetrated by Anders Behring Breivik.”
The column made reference to Ms. Phillips’ writings in an entirely misleading and inappropriate manner.
The defamatory article has been removed from our website.
The Star and Ms. Mallick regret the errors and apologize to Ms. Phillips.'
It also appears online here
and will remain on the newspaper's website for 14 days.
The Toronto Star has agreed to pay my legal costs in full. The newspaper has also agreed to make a donation to a charity of my choice in lieu of damages.