26 October 2011
Morrissey to seek libel damages from NME
Morrissey is to pursue compensation on the grounds of libel from the NME after the High Court ruled a legal case can proceed.
The singer - who is now a prominent solo artist after shooting to fame in the 1980s as frontman of The Smiths - has been considering the possibility of suing the music magazine over an article it published four years ago and it has now been decided his grievance can go to court.
His issue with the media publication is based on the fact he claims comments he made about the role of immigration in British society during an interview were taken out of context and not reported fairly.
The magazine subsequently refused to apologise to the 52-year-old as it felt the piece was fair comment and in the public interest, but a case will now be heard next year to decide.
Mr Justice Tugendhat commented: "The imputation complained of in this action is a very serious one."
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