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Ian 'H' Watkins angry again after Google page shows his image alongside story about paedophile Ian Watkins of Lostprophets

By Rarken  |  Posted: December 20, 2013


Ian 'H' Watkins of Steps, whose image has appeared on a Google page alongside a story about Ian Watkins of Lostprophets

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GOOGLE has reportedly been contacted by lawyers acting for former Steps singer Ian "H" Watkins after his image appeared next to stories about convicted paedophile Ian Watkins.

The company is said to be looking into "layout" issues with its pages.

Mr Watkins won a court apology this week after website E! Online used his picture on a story about the former lead singer of Lostprophets who has been jailed for a total of 35 years.

But there is now fresh frustration for Ian ‘H’ Watkins after a page on Google took a picture from a BBC News article about the E! apology - and paired it with a separate article by CBS News about the abuse by Ian Watkins of Lostprophets.

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A Google spokesman is reported as saying: "For some specific searches Ian H Watkins' picture is appearing in our results because he is relevant to the story, having received a court apology.

"We are looking into the issue he raises."

US-based CBS News, which incorrectly received criticism from several users on Twitter because of the mix-up, said it had never had an image of "H" in its system - and was therefore confident it had not made an error.

After being alerted to the problem by one of his fans, Ian 'H' Watkins tweeted angrily about the issue on Thursday, saying: "I can't actually tell you how angry and upset I am right now.... ;0("

He shared a screenshot showing the results of a search for "ian watkins cbs news".

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  • TipOff  |  December 20 2013, 11:19PM

    Karma for the 90's!

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  • Dai_Chotomy  |  December 20 2013, 8:51PM

    This is one of the few times that I hope that someone sues and gets a lot of money. Good luck H.

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