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Andrew Wakefield compensates Brian Deer for costs of abandoned defamation claim

This page is material from the award-winning investigation by Brian Deer for The Sunday Times of London, the UK’s Channel 4 TV network and BMJ, the British Medical Journal, which exposed vaccine research fraudster Andrew Wakefield | Investigation summary

After threatening to sue for libel over Deer's revelations, Andrew Wakefield was ordered by the High Court in London to put up or shut up. When his legal advisers studied hundreds of vital documents, including children's medical records, however, Wakefield took the only reasonable course: and shut up. In January 2007, he abandoned his meritless claims against Channel 4, The Sunday Times and this website, and compensated Brian Deer for his personal costs




As is customary in legal settlements, the amount paid to Brian Deer as a result of Andrew Wakefield's capitulation has been withheld. The money, however, has been wholly reinvested in this website and the investigation of the Wakefield MMR-autism scandal



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