A WAR journalist who claimed the BBC bullied her right into a harmful task has received a £40,000 payout.
Natalie Morton, 44, was with Beeb chief warfare correspondent Lyse Doucet in Syria in April 2014 when a bomb showered their automotive with shrapnel.
BBC journalist Natalie Morton and cameraman Phil Goodwin after being showered by mortar shrapnel in Syria[/caption]
A cameraman suffered 35 shrapnel accidents and, though she escaped with minor accidents, the incident destroyed Ms Morton’s psychological well being, she claimed.
She had extreme PTSD that ended her profession and made her flip to drink.
“She has not watched or listened to the information since Might 2015,” stated her barrister.
Suing the company, Ms Morton additionally stated she was bullied by Ms Doucet – who has an OBE and was a part of the BBC’s Emmy-winning Syrian warfare reporting group – into risking her life on the “pointless” journey into wartorn Homs.
Nevertheless, the BBC stated Ms Morton had determined to go alongside, and insisted that each one precautions have been taken.
BBC barrister David Platt QC stated: “Ms Doucet didn’t pressurise or intimidate the claimant, who raised no objection to going to Homs.
Natalie Morton (proper) additionally stated she was bullied by Ms Doucet (left)[/caption]
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“Neither did the claimant have to go, had she seen it journalistically pointless.”
The claims of Ms Morton, from Highgate, North London, have been on account of be heard at Central London county court docket however the BBC, which denied legal responsibility, agreed a payout plus prices.
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