The Daily Telegraph today apologised to ITV newsreader Steve Scott over an article from November headlined: “Newsreader seeks £5m in racism row”.
In it the Telegraph repeated allegations made by former newsread Lisa Aziz, “including an allegation that Mr Scott had made a racially discriminatory remarks about some of his colleagues”, the Telegraph said.
In an a page nine apology, the Telegraph said today: ” For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to make clear that we did not in any way seek to adopt or endorse any of the claims made against ITV or the allegations made against Mr Scott in particular.
“As referred to in our article, following an internal investigation by ITV – which it described as ‘full and thorough’ – Mr Scott was cleared of the allegations made against him. We apologise to Mr Scott for any distress caused by any contrary impression our article may have given.”
The Daily Telegraph has removed the original story from its website.