The Evening Standard apologised to the firm’s long-standing client Boris Berezovsky over the repetition of allegations originally made by Forbes magazine and which Forbes itself had accepted to be false. The paper made a donation to a charitable foundation of Mr Berezovsky’s choice.
Boris Berezovsky Apology published in the Evening Standard on 16 November 2004
“In an interview with Boris Berezovsky on 2 June 2004 we mentioned an allegation of murder made against him in Forbes Magazine. In the settled libel proceedings brought by Mr Berezovsky against Forbes Magazine this allegation was accepted as false. We apologise for any suggestion to the contrary and have made a donation to a charitable foundation and paid his legal costs.”