November 12, 2010
Sun apologises for body scanner libel
Security man accepts £45,000 compensation
News Group Newspapers apologised to Jonathan Laker, a security guard at Heathrow Airport, over a front page article in The Sun which falsely alleged that Mr Laker had abused his position as a security guard by surreptitiously taking a naked scan of his female colleague.
The newspaper has now acknowledged that these allegations were untrue and that the offensive words attributed to Mr Laker in the article were not spoken by him. As well as apologising, The Sun agreed to pay Mr Laker £45,000 in damages, following an offer of amends, together with his legal costs.