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Wakefield drops libel claim over Channel 4 investigation, and agrees to pay costs

This page is research from an investigation by Brian Deer for The Sunday Times of London and the UK's Channel 4 Television into a campaign linking the MMR children's vaccine with autism. | Go to part I: The Lancet scandal | Go to part II: The Wakefield factor

Following Brian Deer's Dispatches investigation of November 2004, reporting facts about Andrew Wakefield and his campaign against the MMR vaccine, which a judge described as "of considerable public interest and concern" that "went to the heart" of the British former surgeon's "honesty and professional integrity", Wakefield initiated libel proceedings. Two years later, after the disclosure of a mass of documents, including medical records, he dropped his claim, and agreed to pay the defendants' costs

Go to an MMR investigation summary