Singer Morrissey has offered details as to why he has decided to pursue compensation on the grounds of libel against the NME.
Last month, it emerged that the former Smiths frontman had been granted permission by the High Court to take legal action against the popular media outlet following the publication of an interview with him in 2007.
The 52-year-old stated that his views had not been reported fairly in order to distort his opinions on the role of immigration in British society.
And, in a statement issued on fan site True to You, the star claims both the questions he had been asked and the answers he gave had been "altered and heavily edited" to bring the issue of race "to the fore" and make him "appear racist and hypocritical".
With this in mind, Morrissey believes the NME's position in this matter is "unsupportable", especially as tapes and transcripts from the original interview still exist.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas