The Daily Telegraph has apologised to actor John Jarratt.
It follows the Wolf Creek star launching a second defamation case, claiming an article published after he was acquitted reporting the reaction of his accuser was “over-sensationalised” and conveyed imputations.
A brief article, published online without a paywall, said:
“Some readers may have believed that an article published on July 7 titled “Jarratt accuser ‘broken’” implied that the actor John Jarratt was guilty of an offence. This is incorrect. Mr Jarratt was fully acquitted of the charge after a unanimous “not guilty” verdict by a 12 person jury in July. We apologise to Mr Jarratt for the hurt and embarrassment caused by the publication of the article.”
It was printed on page 90.
Updated: The case has reportedly been settled, with terms confidential.