Daily Star pay up after Graft Theft Auto claims prove roaulmoatly false

4 October 2010

Bitterwallet - Raoul Moat Daily Star story“Fury erupted last night over plans for a Raoul Moat book, movie and game… before the man he killed has even been laid to rest. Last night, gaming websites showed the cover of Grand Theft Auto Rothbury – a version of the Xbox hit Grand Theft Auto.”

Those are the words of the really factual Daily Star which we ran a while ago, which saw one of their hacks loading up on a piss-take and running it as truth. Of course, the makers of Grand Theft Auto weren't particularly happy about this, so went about suing the arse of the red top. Today, Rockstar Games won "substantial" damages and an apology from the Daily Star.

Rockstar's solicitor, Melanie Hart, told Mr Justice Tugendhat that Express Newspapers now accepted that the story - which was accompanied by an image purported to be the cover of the game - was "entirely false", and had agreed to pay "substantial damages", reports Press Gazette.

The Daily Star dropped the ball when they called Rockstar 'questionable idiots' who were making money out of other people's misery. They didn't go about the article in the proper manner by getting a comment prior to publication. Obviously, in turn, we won't bother asking them for one while calling them 'stupid' and other, more fruity words.

Clare Kissin, counsel for Express Newspapers, did say this however: "Express Newspapers Ltd accepts that the allegations made against Rockstar Games are untrue. The defendant apologises for the upset and damage caused."

STUPID DAILY STAR IDIOTS.

TOPICS:   Games

7 comments

  • One F.
    Is this out on the X Box?
  • Phil M.
    "STUPID DAILY STAR IDIOTS" true dat! Although, the only thing worse than the Daily Star is this headline, tbf.. "prove roulmoatly false"? Really? Reaaaaaaaaaaaaally??
  • Lumoruk
    No, PC only.
  • Kaje
    One day, the media will stop seeing computer games as the enemy and accept them for the legitimate art form that they are. Games are no different to movies and theatre productions, yet they get far more bad press than any other form.
  • part-timer
    @ Phil McC Really? No, roully.
  • Yoda
    Kaje - I think you are missing the point a bit!
  • PokeHerPete
    The Daily Star are as about successful in their intellect as their humour - the aren't Raoul Moat-ly funny. Man, it feels like July again!

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