LONDON — The BBC reached a settlement Thursday with the Conservative politician wrongly implicated in a child sex abuse scandal.
The BBC has already apologized for linking 70-year-old Alistair McAlpine, a member of the House of Lords, to child sex abuse that happened decades ago in Wales. The mistaken report, broadcast nearly two weeks ago, has caused turmoil within BBC management ranks and led to the resignation of its chief.
The British broadcaster said late Thursday it had resolved McAlpine’s libel claim.
The politician will receive 185,000 pounds ($293,200) in damages and the terms of the agreement will be announced in court in a few days, his lawyers told Britain’s Press Association.