Richard Desmond, Chairman of Northern and Shell, which owns the Daily Express and Sunday Express newspapers, tonight expressed satisfaction at the end of his three week High Court battle against the journalist Tom Bower.Umm, yeh, but you lost, Mr Desmond.
Mr. Desmond said: “I sued Mr Bower for defamation because he made inaccurate and damaging allegations about me, yet he refused to apologise and publish a correction.
"Bower made a series of errors about events and timings and even got the name of one of my newspapers wrong.
"His biggest mistake was in thinking I would not go to court to uphold my reputation and the resulting action has cost many hundreds of thousands of pounds to defend a few ill-thought-out remarks that were not even essential to his book.”
Mr. Desmond concluded: “It was worth it to stand up in court and set the record straight.”
Funny how the totally impartial editorial team forgot to mention that bit. In fact, reading that article you would almost think he had won.
He didn't. He lost.