Morrissey turns down NME apology
Singer Morrissey is heading to court in his legal battle with NME magazine after turning down the offer of an apology from its editors.
The former The Smiths frontman is suing the publication, alleging comments he made in a 2007 interview were "altered" to make him appear racist.
Last year, he suggested he would drop the case if editors said sorry, but now it's emerged a hearing has been scheduled at London's High Court in July after the rocker rejected the offer of an apology on the magazine's website.
In a statement posted on TrueToYou.net, a representative for Morrissey writes, "In light of the NME's refusal to apologize to Morrissey for fabricating parts of their 2007 interview with him in order to make Morrissey appear to be racist, the High Court hearing of Morrissey -vs- Conor McNicholas and IPC/NME now has a set date of July 16, 17, 18 and 19. Anyone wishing to offer support to Morrissey should make their presence known outside the High Court in London on these dates.
"These newly finalized dates clash with Morrissey concerts throughout Europe, and although no concerts will be cancelled, Morrissey will be required to fly in and fly out of London to attend each hearing on each day.
"The NME recently offered to apologize to Morrissey by offering space on nme.com, but not within the printed magazine. This offer was rejected as disproportionate to the damage done to Morrissey by the NME magazine itself."
what do you think?
has-been with a gob bigger than his talent ever was.
Too true Simon.
Must be short of money.
Windows Live User
Could never go the bloke Definately not my style.... if there was a style
NME has been a bonehead publication for years. Morrissey, I hope you take them to the cleaners!
shame his music is so dull - otherwise he could get publicity for that, instead of harrasing a third rate hair gel publication.
David Rhys Price
couldn't happen to a nicer bloke1
There's a song or two in there somewhere, unfortunately.
Amazing that the reaction to this is anti-Morrissey! Maybe he might take some notice of this and quietly accept an out-of-court settlement and then the boring-one will disappear without a trace!
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