"On 26 November 2007, we published allegations made by Brenda Tolley against Slimming World in a report under the heading 'Slimming club consultant sacked 'for being too fat'.
The report did not include Slimming World's response to the allegations and the fact that Mrs Tolley's claims for unfair dismissal and age discrimination were not successful.
The company's managing director told Reading employment tribunal that Mrs Tolley had failed to develop her team and that she resigned after a meeting to discuss concerns about her performance. The tribunal dismissed Mrs Tolley's application on the grounds that she was not an employee and did not submit her grievance in time.
We apologise for not including these items in our report and any embarrassment this may have caused Slimming World.
The company stated that it chooses all staff for their compassion and ability to help others and does not practice discrimination of any kind."
Not the first time; certainly not the last.