Thursday, March 27, 2008

LA Times apologises to Diddy

The Los Angeles Times has issued a revoke over a story it published earlier this month which alleged rapper P Diddy was in the know over a plot to kill Tupac Shakur. The West coast rapper was slain in Las Vegas 1996 from multiple gunshot wounds, and his murder remains unsolved.

However the newspaper alleged it has unearthed details linking Diddy to a failed attack on Shakur in 1994. Earlier this month, Diddy described the report as "beyond ridiculous" and the music mogul has now been vindicated after the Times confirmed that a number of the documents used as the basis for the article may have been fakes. Both the writer of the article Chuck Philips and the Times' editor Russ Stanton issued a public apology to Diddy.

Philips said, "In relying on documents that I now believe were fake, I failed to do my job." Meanwhile, editor Russ Stanton added, "We published this story with the sincere belief that the documents were genuine, but our good intentions are beside the point."

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