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BBC Reach Settlement With Former Employee Who Raised Concerns About Fake Documents Used To Secure Princess Diana Interview

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Fake documents used by Martin Bashir to secure interview

A financial settlement has been reached between the BBC and a graphic designer, who raised concerns about fake bank statements used by Martin Bashir.

Matt Weissler was sidelined after alerting his bosses to documents he mocked up, which secured Mr. Bahir's 1995 interview with Princess Diana.

The corporation has apologised "unconditionally" for the way Mr. Weissler was treated in the past.

In May this year, an investigation found Bashir had "deceitful behaviour" to secure a 'Panorama' interview with the former wife of Prince Charles.

Following the Dyson investigation findings, the former BBC religion editor described the tactics as a "stupid thing to do" & "an action I deeply regret".

Princess Diana's oldest son, Prince William, said the interview "no legitimacy" and "should never be aired again".

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