UPDATE 11:00 AM PT:
Link posted by joe frady (original post) with additional info:
NME apologises to singer Morrissey over article - BBC News
The NME has publicly apologised to singer Morrissey over an article it published in 2007, which, the singer claimed, suggested he was racist.
An NME spokeswoman said the magazine was "pleased it has buried the hatchet" with the singer.
She added the matter of the libel case was now closed and that the settlement did not involve payment of any damages or legal costs.
The case had been due to go to trial next month after Morrissey won a pre-trial hearing against former NME editor Conor McNicholas and IPC at the High Court last October.
George M sends the link:
NME says sorry to Morrissey for the misunderstanding over 2007 article - NME.com
NME says sorry to Morrissey for the misunderstanding over 2007 article
In December 2007, we published an article entitled 'Morrissey: Big mouth strikes again'.
Following this, Morrissey began proceedings for libel against us. His complaint is that we accused him of being a racist off the back of an interview which he gave to the magazine. He believes the article was edited in such a way that made him seem reactionary.
We wish to make clear that we do not believe that he is a racist; we didn’t think we were saying he was and we apologise to Morrissey if he or anyone else misunderstood our piece in that way. We never set out to upset Morrissey and we hope we can both get back to doing what we do best.
UPDATE 11:00PM PT:
Scan of NME print edition, page 11 posted by Iona Mink:
- NME case - July 16th to 19th - Turn up at court and support Morrissey - info at true-to-you.net [removed] - May 17, 2012