Johannesburg – On January 4, 2021, Sunday World published a story with the headline, “Details of Euphonik and Fresh ‘rape’ emerge”; which was also published online on January 25.
The article was followed by another story on February 28 with the following headline: “Rape accuser apologises to Euphonik – ‘I am sorry for what I did to you and DJ Fresh, I’m scared’.” It was also published online on March 1.
Ms Nampree lodged a complaint with the Press Ombud for unfairly stating, as fact, that she had apologised to Euphonik and DJ Fresh for falsely accusing them of raping her, without any verification to this effect; for neglecting to report her repeated denials that she was the author of the “apology”; and for not exercising care and consideration in matters involving dignity and reputation.
Acting Press Ombud Johan Retief concurred and asked Sunday World to apologise – which we hereby do.
Retief dismissed the whole complaint about the first story, and also dismissed large parts of the second one.
Visit www.presscouncil.org.za for the acting Press Ombud’s full finding.
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