A MAGAZINE has apologised to former Palace chairman Simon Jordan and agreed to pay him a five-figure sum in damages. The High Court heard Ok! Magazine ran an article on Mr Jordan's relationship with notorious self-confessed celebrity kiss and teller" Alicia Douvall which, according to court documents, "featured a character assassination" of Jordan causing him "severe distress and embarrassment". The magazine will publish a full apology in its next edition as well as paying undisclosed damages, thought to be five figures, and Jordan's legal costs. Representing Jordan, solicitor Chris Hutchings told the High Court: "The allegations were deeply intrusive and their publication displayed a complete disregard for the claimant's private life. Had the defendant bothered to contact the claimant prior to publication he would have informed it that he denied the allegations. Regrettably, it did not do so and instead published its story in any event without carrying the claimant's firm denials. "
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