Last Saturday, the Daily Mirror published a supplement entitled “Women who kill” featuring real female murderers. One of the women whose story featured in the supplement was Vera Renczi who killed 35 men, including her son.
The Daily Mirror mistakenly published my self-portrait which I took back in 2004 and was up on my Deviant Art page, instead of a real picture of Vera Renczi. Needless to say I was in shock to be featured amongst all these horrible real life murderers!
My picture was both on the cover of the national newspaper, the cover of the supplement, and a full double page spread about said murderer, and I can assure you, I haven’t killed anyone, and I am definitively not a murderer!
I am extremely overwhelmed about all the support from people about this and all the re-tweets from journalists
all over the place, including Charlie Brooker who re-tweeted my post to nearly half a million followers. I’m really thankful for your support and comments, and since there has been many people asking to see the apology and the images I thought I would do a blog post talking about it directly (as there has been a few around the net already posting about it).
The Daily Mirror has printed today a public apology on page 2 of the paper. And a reasonable compensation is coming my way soon (my lawyer informed me). So as soon as that settles, I can say the case will then be closed and done with.
Check it all out on my photography blog here.