Daily Star sued by 'girlfriend' of Rhys Jones murderer
The Daily Star ran a story on 19th December that proclaimed “EVIL Sean Mercer’s gobby girlfriend” had received death threats having been quoted as saying Sean Mercer (convicted of killing Rhys Jones) was a “hero”.
Now it appears the “gobby girlfriend”, 18 year old Kelly Marshall, is suing the Star for libel. She vigorously denies the comments attributed to her and says they were lifted from an online report on Sky which had misrepresented what she had said to a reporter. Her lawyers have demanded a public apology and threatened libel action – whether that will offset the death threats she’s said to have received remains to be seen.