How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Jo C. Your Own Question

Jo C.
Jo C., Barrister
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 69360
Experience:  Over 5 years in practice
12826847
Type Your Law Question Here...
Jo C. is online now

A newspaper have printed various stories about my husband that

Customer Question

A newspaper have printed various stories about my husband that are inaccurate and misleading. What can I do about this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
What type of stories?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That have said that he was charged with 7 counts of having sex with children under the age of 15 and that he has admitted to abusing two children under the age of 15 in the back of his car. Neither of thes statements are true. That was not the allegation or charge.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
What was the charge?
Has he admitted it?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The charge was incitement, he has pleaded guilty to that charge and to arranging child pornography. The newspaper clearly have a transcript of what happened in court last week and in that transcript it will show that both the prosecuting barrister and our defence barrister said quite plainly to the judge that nothing happened. The children didn't perform any sexual acts or indeed have sex with my husband and that no film was ever recorded. The reason he has pleaded guilty to the pornography charge is because we can't prove what he said and there are two girls that have said that he said about filming them and the prosecution wouldn't accept a plea for incitement without a plea for pornography.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
If I am wholly honest, that is all the same sort of thing. I realise it is still wrong but it doesnt really amount to a defamation.
I'm not sure what you are hoping to achieve? You could write to them and ask them to correct it. Often they will as it is wrong.
Whichever you look at this though, he is charged with sexual offences and they do involve children and there has been a guilty plea. The press do regularly get details wrong largely because they don't understand the law.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But the charge isn't haven't sex with these children. Or as stated in the latest story 'abusing' them
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
It is abusing them.
He has pleaded to pornography.
The fact that they don't say he actually had sex with them doesn't change all that much from the point of view of damage to his reputation.

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie
< Previous | Next >
  • Thank you so much for your help. Your answers were really useful and came back so quickly. Great! Maggie
  • A quick response, a succinct and helpful answer in simple English. I believe I can now confront the counter party with confidence -- worth the 30 bucks! Rick
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Jo C.

    Jo C.

    Barrister

    Satisfied Customers:

    30316
    Over 5 years in practice
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/EM/emus/2015-7-7_192327_bigstockportraitofconfidentfemale.64x64.jpg Jo C.'s Avatar

    Jo C.

    Barrister

    Satisfied Customers:

    30316
    Over 5 years in practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BE/benjones/2015-12-1_0437_ennew.64x64.jpg Ben Jones's Avatar

    Ben Jones

    UK Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    11553
    Qualified Solicitor - Please start your question with 'For Ben Jones'
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BU/Buachaill/2012-5-25_211156_barrister5.64x64.jpg Buachaill's Avatar

    Buachaill

    Barrister

    Satisfied Customers:

    1754
    Barrister 17 years experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JO/jojobi/2013-3-19_0265_maxlowryphoto.64x64.jpg Max Lowry's Avatar

    Max Lowry

    Advocate

    Satisfied Customers:

    894
    LLB, 10 years post qualification experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/UK/UKLawyer/2012-4-12_9849_F2.64x64.jpg UK_Lawyer's Avatar

    UK_Lawyer

    Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    750
    I am a qualified solicitor and an expert in UK law.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KA/Kasare/kasare.64x64.jpg Kasare's Avatar

    Kasare

    Solicitor

    Satisfied Customers:

    402
    Solicitor, 10 yrs plus experience in civil litigation, employment and family law
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/OS/osh/2015-7-7_19268_gettyimagesb.64x64.jpg Joshua's Avatar

    Joshua

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    8199
    LL.B (Hons), Higher Prof. Dip. Law & Practice