Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Gordon in the morning: Gordon in the limelight

Rather than bothering with Bizarre this morning, instead here's a quick look at a story in MediaGuardian where the fallout from scuttlebutt about Louis Walsh continues.

Last year, The Sun had to apologise to Walsh after admitting its story claiming he was being "probed" over a "sex attack" was total bollocks. It continued to unravel, as the Sun's "source" and claimed victim Leonard Watters was sent to jail.

Walsh, though, still has a burning curiosity about how the story came to be published in The Sun, and on Friday, a Judge in the Irish Republic ordered the paper to hand over all its paperwork:

The judge ruled on Friday that Walsh was entitled to all documents associated with the investigation by the newspaper's crime writer Joanne McElgunn. He also directed that the newspaper should provide all documents identifying or referring to any payments made or offered by the newspaper to Watters and statements of McElgunn's expenses.

The documentation must include the booking of a hotel room for Watters, bank statements, text messages, emails and records of phone calls.

The orders, made by Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O'Neill, also apply to The Sun's editor, Dominic Mohan, its Irish editor Michael McNiff and the editor of its Bizarre column, Gordon Smart.
Still, I'm sure everything will be in order.

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