Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Complete Control

Delighted for them...

Julia Kushnir, the woman who survived the car crash in which former
Fianna Fáil TD Liam Lawlor died, has settled her libel actions against five
Irish newspapers.

Ms Kushnir, a Ukrainian interpreter based in Prague, was suing the
Sunday World, the Sunday Independent, The Irish Sunday Mirror, the Sunday
Tribune and the Irish Independent.

Lawyers for the Sunday World, Independent Newspapers and the Sunday
Tribune apologised to Ms Kushnir in court today.

The newspapers said they were happy to confirm that Ms Kushnir was a very
respectable woman and never had any involvement whatsoever with prostitution.

They accepted the articles should never have been published.

Substanial damages have been paid to Ms Kushnir, The settlements with
Independent newspapers and the Sunday Tribune are subject to a confidentiality
clause but she is believed to have received at least €500,000 and her costs.
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