The Complaints Committee of the Independent Press Standards Organisation reached a decision on complaint 14422-16 Versi v The Sun in accordance with its role in ruling on complaints framed under the Editors’ Code of Practice. IPSO’s Board chose not to comment further on this matter while the complaint was on-going.
Following the conclusion of the complaint, IPSO’s Board has issued the following statement:
IPSO is committed to ensuring that individuals who believe that they have been wronged by the press are able to seek proper redress without fear of retribution or victimisation. In this instance, public comments by an IPSO Board member brought the strength of this commitment into question. This should not have happened. The Board has received an apology from the Board member and an assurance that it will not happen again.