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March 18, 2012

Mail on Sunday apologises to MP

Categories: Defamation, News

Allegations of sexist bullying withdrawn


The Mail on Sunday has accepted that an allegation that the Conservative MP Dominic Raab behaved as a sexist bully is unfounded.

The article complained of was published on 30 January 2011 as Payout for woman who claimed workplace bullying under Dominic Raab, Tories forced to pay researcher for “Burn Your Briefs” MP.

In 2007 Mr Raab had worked as David Davis MP’s office manager.  The article alleged that during this period he had behaved as a sexist bully towards a researcher who worked under his supervision.  It further claimed that his behaviour caused her to have to leave her job.

The settlement of Mr Raab’s claim againt the Mail on Sunday follows an attempt by the newspaper to strike out his claim in December 2011.

The apology was published in the Mail on Sunday’s new Corrections and Clarifications column.

5RB’s William Bennett acted for Dominic Raab, instructed by Russell Jones & Walker.

Mark Warby QC and Adam Speker, also of 5RB, acted for the Mail on Sunday, instructed by Taylor Wessing.