Amscreen has strenuously denied rumours that this year’s Apprentice winner has left the company. Late last week and again over the weekend (you really do need to go to the right sort of parties you know) there were rumours that the lovely Yasmina Siadatan MAY have already left Amscreen, months officially after joining.
Absolutely NOT so, says David Fraser from Frank PR who emailed us on Amscreen’s behalf, we quote “I write in reference to yesterday’s piece that Yasmina Siadatan has left the company. This is completely unfounded and entirely untrue – Yasmina has been with the company a month or so and is doing well”
The email would have been fine if they’d left it at that point but they then went on to say that they were disappointed we published stories from unreliable sources (err, how do they know our sources are unreliable?) AND that we never checked the story (true we didn’t) but we published a rumour and the rumour is a rumour (i.e. it’s ‘out there’) even if it’s not true.
What really made us laugh was the line “It has been suggested by others within the industry that your negative reporting of Amscreen stories is due to the fact that the company is not an advertiser with DailyDOOH” – blimey if that was the case we would never write anything nice about anyone !!!!! (having only about a dozen advertisers that are always RELIGIOUSLY documented here)
By the way we have never approached Amscreen as a potential advertiser.
Oh yes and the icing on the cake is the threat of Lord Sugar’s lawyers, we quote “we have provided you with the facts so that you publish a correction to the story without delay or we will consult our lawyers on this matter”
That’s our first ever legal threat in two years. God knows why it took so long?