UK music magazine NME has issued a public apology to Morrissey for an interview they published in 2007 that the former Smiths frontman claimed made him look "reactionary."
Morrissey was so upset by the interview that he then sued NME for libel. NME says his "complaint [was] that we accused him of being a racist off the back of an interview which he gave to the magazine." He then demanded a formal apology last December or he would move forward with formal legal proceedings.
Following that demand and a few preliminary legal skirmishes, NME published an apology:
"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 apologize to Morrissey if he or anyone else misunderstood our piece in that way."
It's unclear if legal proceedings will continue following the apology. As of now, proceedings are due to commence at London's High Court from July 16 to 19.
by RTT Staff Writer
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