April 5, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Journey guitarist
and his fiancee
have received an apology from the
for a false story the paper recently published. In a first for the
, an apology has been posted
on the homepage
of the British newspaper's Web site and reads as follows:
On 22 February we published an article about Journey guitarist
and his fiancee
. "We accept that these allegations are untrue and apologise to Mr Schon, Ms Salahi and the family for any distress caused. We have agreed to pay Mr Schon and Michaele damages and legal costs."
For the entire apology click here:
February 22, 2013
story on false and vicious statements against
that had been posted online by
, Schon's former mother-in-law, on her personal blog.
Kozan made the posting just hours after Schon was victorious in a court case filed in
, Kozan's daughter, asking for an additional
in monthly support payments. A Minnesota judge ruled that Schon had met all of his child support obligations and noted that he had paid his ex-wife more than
since their divorce in 2007. The judge even recommended (
) should "get a job."
As a result of the blog - and the subsequent media coverage it generated -
filed a lawsuit against
federal court on
, in an attempt to end the constant harassment to which he has been subjected, and for the damage that has been caused.
With respect to the
's apology and payment of damages, Neal and Michaele appreciate that these corrective actions have been taken, and will continue to ensure that journalistic integrity is maintained in regards to reports on their professional and personal lives.