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Sally Bercow To Pay For Defamatory Tweet

The High Court has ruled that Sally Bercow did libel Lord McAlpine via Twitter and she has agreed to pay him damages. Her posting appeared two days after a November 2012 Newsnight report wrongly implicated the former Conservative Party treasurer in allegations of sex abuse at Bryn Estyn children's home in the 1970s and 1980s. Bercow has always denied that the tweet - "Why is Lord McAlpine trending? *Innocent face*" - was defamatory.

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