A journalist of the German magazine Der Spiegel has his own stories “in large measure” is distorted. The on editor, Claas Relotius, the allegations admitted.
Relotius since Monday no longer working at the magazine, reports Mirror Online Wednesday after an internal investigation.
The journalist wrote as a freelancer for Der Spiegel, but since 1.5 years he was in service. According to Der Spiegel, there are since 2011, almost sixty stories of him in the magazine, and Spiegel Online published.
First suspicions of fabricated stories arose, according to the magazine after a in november 2018 published text. The journalist now has in several cases stressed that his stories had made up or facts had been twisted.
According to his own explanations are certainly fourteen stories partially distorted.