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The News of the World run by bullies and liars – It's official!

Yesterday the Employment Tribunal at Stratford, East London dealt a well-deserved blow to the already noxious reputation of the News of the World when they found in favour of former senior sports writer, Matt Driscoll. He had claimed unfair dismissal and disability discrimination by the newspaper; the tribunal will hold a further hearing early in the new year to determine compensation to be paid by the paper.

The tribunal heard that Matt Driscoll had since 1997 been a well-thought of sports journalist on the News of the World. He’d been promoted in 2001 by his boss, Mike Dunn to chief sports features writer. But incoming editor, Andy Coulson, had taken against him, and Driscoll was subjected to a series of baseless disciplinary hearings to force him to resign. As a result he developed a stress-related illness, on the basis of which Coulson and his managing editor, Stuart Kuttner dismissed him. Driscoll has been unable to work since.

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News of the World’s ‘Honest Stu’ Kuttner in Court

Matt Driscoll was a hard-working, straight-writing, experienced sports journalist on the News of the World. He’d been told by his boss, Mike Dunn that he was shortly to be promoted chief sports writer. But incoming editor Andy Coulson took against him, and Driscoll was bombarded with a series of baseless disciplinary charges to force him to resign. He subsequently developed a stress-related illness, on the basis of which Coulson and his managing editor, Stuart Kuttner dismissed him. Driscoll has been unable to work since.

Last week the Employment Tribunal at Stratford, East London held the second hearing into the case which Driscoll has brought against the paper for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.

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