21/12/2019

Ben Stokes slams The Sun newspaper over story about family tragedy


England cricket enthusiast Ben Stokes has branded The Sun paper”immoral and heartless” after they published a story in a family tragedy 31 decades ago.
The all-rounder, who had been key to England published a statement in response to the narrative on Twitter.
He wrote:”Now The Sun has found fit to publish exceptionally painful, sensitive and personal details about events in the private lives of my loved ones going back 31 decades.
“It is difficult to discover words that adequately describe such poor and despicable behavior, disguised as fiction. I can’t conceive of anything heartless immoral or contemptuous to the feelings and circumstances of my family.
“For more than three years, my family has worked hard to deal with the personal injury inevitably associated with such incidents and has taken great care to keep private what were deeply personal and traumatic events.
“On Saturday, The Sun delivered a’reporter’ for my parents’ house in New Zealand to question them, out of the blue, on this exceptionally disturbing subject.
“If this was not bad enough,” The Sun think it’s okay to sensationalise our personal tragedy for their front page. To use my name as a excuse to shatter the solitude and personal lives of – specifically – my parents, is still disgusting.
“I am conscious that my public profile brings with it impacts for me that I take completely. I, however, will not permit my public profile to be utilized as an excuse to invade the rights of my parents, my spouse, my children or other household members.
“They are entitled to a personal life span of their own. The choice has grave and lifelong consequences for my mom specifically.
“That is the lowest form of journalism, concentrated only on pursuing sales with absolutely no respect for the devastation caused by lives because of this.
“It’s completely out of sequence. The post also contains inaccuracies which has compounded the damage. We need to take a serious look at the way we allow our press.
“Despite the fact that this has been made public, I do please ask all concerned to honor my family’s privacy and into dwelling life.”
The Sun has published the following announcement to Sky:”The Sun has the utmost sympathy for Ben Stokes and his mum but it’s just right to point the story had been told with the co-operation of a family member who provided details, provided photographs and posed for pictures.
“The catastrophe is also a matter of public record and has been the subject of comprehensive front page advertisements in New Zealand at that moment.
“The Sun has enormous respect for Ben Stokes and we’re thrilled to celebrate his athletic heroics this summer. He had been contacted prior to book and at no point did their agents ask us not to publish the narrative.”

Read more here: http://enarbenn.com com ‘reporter’ for my parents’ house in New Zealand to question them, out of the blue, on this exceptionally disturbing subject.
“If this was not bad enough,” The Sun think it’s okay to sensationalise our personal tragedy for their front page. To use my name as a excuse to shatter the solitude and personal lives of – specifically – my parents, is still disgusting.
“I am conscious that my public profile brings with it impacts for me that I take completely. I, however, will not permit my public profile to be utilized as an excuse to invade the rights of my parents, my spouse, my children or other household members.
“They are entitled to a personal life span of their own. The choice has grave and lifelong consequences for my mom specifically.
“That is the lowest form of journalism, concentrated only on pursuing sales with absolutely no respect for the devastation caused by lives because of this.
“It’s completely out of sequence. The post also contains inaccuracies which has compounded the damage. We need to take a serious look at the way we allow our press.
“Despite the fact that this has been made public, I do please ask all concerned to honor my family’s privacy and into dwelling life.”
The Sun has published the following announcement to Sky:”The Sun has the utmost sympathy for Ben Stokes and his mum but it’s just right to point the story had been told with the co-operation of a family member who provided details, provided photographs and posed for pictures.
“The catastrophe is also a matter of public record and has been the subject of comprehensive front page advertisements in New Zealand at that moment.
“The Sun has enormous respect for Ben Stokes and we’re thrilled to celebrate his athletic heroics this summer. He had been contacted prior to book and at no point did their agents ask us not to publish the narrative.”

Read more here: http://enarbenn.com