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Old 25-10-2013, 05:59
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Which QI panelist paid over 28,000 for one tweet?

Comedian Alan Davies has paid damages after he retweeted a post linking a Tory peer's name to a TV report on a "senior political figure who is a paedophile", the High Court has heard.

Mr Davies apologised for the "great damage and distress" his post caused ex-Conservative Party deputy chairman Lord McAlpine, his lawyer said.

He accepted the "allegations" were "completely untrue", his lawyer added.
In statement issued after the hearing....

Mr Davies said he "stood by" the public apology he issued at the time and had made a donation of 13,000 to the NSPCC in an attempt to make amends.

"I offered to pay 15,000 in damages plus a contribution to costs and agreed to make today's statement in court.

"From my own experience, I am able to warn others of the dangers of retweeting."
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