Former BBC Director-General Tony Hall claimed responsibility for Princess Diana's controversial interview with the broadcaster in 1995. In this regard, he left the honorary post of chairman of the Board of Trustees of the London National Gallery.
Hall attributed his action to a strong sense of civic duty. According to him, further stay in this position, taking into account the situation around the interview, may attract public attention.
вЂњI apologize for the events that took place 25 years ago, and I believe that the role of management is to take responsibility,вЂќ ITV quoted Hall as saying.
The BBC has apologized to the audience for the journalist Martin Bashir, who fraudulently obtained the consent of Princess Diana for an interview. The statement was made after the publication of a report on the results of a special independent investigation conducted by former British Supreme Court Judge John Dyson. He concluded that вЂњ the corporation's actions did not meet the high standards of decency and openness that are its hallmark.вЂќ
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed concern about the findings of the investigation, which casts a shadow on the British media. London Police will determine whether the report does not contain sufficient grounds for a police investigation.
BBC journalist Martin Bashir fabricated information about the alleged surveillance of Princess Diana at Buckingham Palace. He showed Diana's younger brother, Charles Spencer, the relevant bank statements. In this situation, the princess agreed to a conversation in which she told some details about her marriage to Prince Charles.