The Sun pays £30,000 to Muslim bus driver it accused of forcing people off his bus in order to pray
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Thursday February 26 2009
|Following yesterday’s news that Sir Alan Sugar is to sue the Sun, there is news today that Muslim bus driver Arunas Raulynaitis, whom the paper accused of forcing people off his bus so that he could pray, has accepted £30,000 in damages from the newspaper.|
Stephen Loughery , Raulynaitis’ lawyer said: “The article suggested that Raulynaitis was so arrogant, unprofessional and contemptuous of the passengers within his care whom he is paid to serve, that he ordered them off his bus so that he could pray.”
The article created an utterly false impression of Raulynaitis’s attitude toward his passengers and wrongly cast serious aspersions on his religious faith, his lawyer added.
The Sun newspaper printed an apology to Mr Raulynaitis in August 2008.