The Sun has issued an apology and paid compensation to the former manager of pop group Take That.
On September 4 and 14 the newspaper published articles about “The Nineties” a song written about former Take That singer Robbie Williams for his soon to be released album.
The piece included allegations from Williams – now retracted – alleging that Nigel Martin Smith, who used to manage Take That, either took the profits from a European tour or failed to make any and lied to the band when they asked about it.
Today the Sun wrote: “There is no truth in these allegations. The European tour did make money, the band were paid and the accounts were scrutinised by accountants and found to be impeachable. We sincerely apologise to Nigel Martin Smith for the distress caused by publishing these allegations and have agreed to pay him compensation.”