Monday, 4 October 2010

Rockstar Games win libel damages over Star lies

Rockstar Games have won 'substantial damages' from Express Newspapers over the Daily Star's now-notorious article claiming they were planning a Raoul Moat version of their Grand Theft Auto series.

The Star issued a swift apology to their ludicrous 'story' where they admitted:

'We made no attempt to check the accuracy of the story before publication'.

And they made no attempt to use common sense either.

In court today:

Clare Kissin, counsel for Express Newspapers, said: "Express Newspapers Ltd accepts that the allegations made against Rockstar Games are untrue. The defendant apologises for the upset and damage caused."

Meanwhile, Roy Greenslade reports that Express Newspapers made a loss of £15m last year and, as a result, Richard Desmond has increased the price of both the Express and the Star.

He expects people to pay 30p for the dreadful Daily Star now.

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