Many viewers were once again concerned about the interview with Maxwell’s brother, with Kate Hahamis writing in: “Why is the BBC now running an interview with Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother.
“Pleading her innocence, on its main bulletin? Would they do that for any other child sex offender?”
Once again, the BBC put out a statement in response, but this time defending the broadcast.
The BBC statement read: “The interview on Today with Ian Maxwell was about the family’s decision to appeal the verdict.
“He was robustly challenged, and his arguments were critiqued directly afterwards by a barrister, the BBC has covered the guilty verdict against Ghislaine Maxwell extensively, including interviews with her victims on multiple outlets.”
BBC Newswatch returns Friday 14 January 2022, at 8:45pm on BBC One.
Published at Sat, 08 Jan 2022 09:12:00 +0000
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