Andrew Pelling MP has settled his libel and privacy claim against The Mail On Sunday, which had published false allegations about his first marriage. The newspaper has published an apology in which it accepts that its allegations were untrue and has paid substantial damages and costs.
Andrew Pelling MP – Mail on Sunday Apology
3 May 2009
On September 23, 2007, we said Andrew Pelling MP had mistreated and cheated on his first wife, lied to their children about her health and failed to provide adequately for them.
We now accept these allegations are untrue and Mr Pelling’s relationship with Lucy Slaytor, whom he later married, began only after the breakdown of his first marriage. We apologise for the distress and embarrassment caused and have paid damages and legal costs.