Week 8: Media Law–Blog 7
Libel Case: Simpson vs. Mirror Group Newspaper Limited
by Celeste DiLullo
In January 21st, 2015, a libel action lawsuit was brought against the publishers of the Daily Mirror by Premier League footballer Simpson. Because of the details written by the Daily Mirror, the footballer made the notion that the article written would make anyone believe that he indulged in infidelity. The footballer argued that his family was “secure” and “stable”, which the article shattered his family’s image. However, the Daily Mirror argued that he had a safe and secure relationship, which was changed by the reveal of his sudden and frequent infidelity.