Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh will receive "substantial damages" in settling his libel suit against Mirror Group Newspapers, the publishing company of the late Robert Maxwell.
Mirror Group also apologized "unreservedly" in court Thursday for a series of prominent articles in October 1991 that attacked the American writer and Faber and Faber, the British publisher of his book "The Samson Option."Hersh sued over suggestions that his book made false allegations about Maxwell, publisher of the Daily Mirror, and former foreign editor Nicholas Davies.
Mirror Group agreed to pay Hersh and his publisher "substantial damages and meet their legal costs," according to a court document released by Mirror Group.
The Daily Mirror acknowledged that its attacks were "entirely improper."
Maxwell's death in November 1991 led to revelations that millions of dollars were missing from his companies' pension funds and millions were owed to banks misled about the collateral Maxwell put up for the loans.