Blogger Clare Herbert today apologized to Prof. John Crown over comments made about the consultant oncologist on her blog.
Herbert had been critical of TV3 and of Crown for a St Stephens’ Day report announcing that Minister Brian Lenihan has pancreatic cancer. The blogger received an email from Crown this morning that threatened legal action.
Herbert said: “I would like to unreservedly apologize to John Crown for comments made by me on this blog… I would like to withdraw my remarks and apologize to Mr Crown for any offence caused.”
Responding to the apology Crown told TheJournal.ie “if Ms. Herbert has apologized, I consider proceedings between us to be over, I’m not in the habit of starting legal proceedings against undergraduates”.
“I’m considering legal action against a number of papers” the consultant told TheJournal.ie. Yesterday Crown received an apology from The Sunday Business Post in relation to the same TV3 report.