Christiane Amanpour apologises to Leo Dee for calling attack a 'shootout'

The CNN host said that she misspoke when talking about the attack that killed his wife and daughters


(JNS) CNN host Christiane Amanpour has issued a public apology to rabbi Leo Dee, after saying that his family was killed in a 'shootout' last month.

On yesterday's show, Amanpour said: “On April 10th, I referred to the murders of a British-Israeli family, Lucy Dee and Maia and Rina Dee, the wife and daughters of Rabbi Leo Dee. During that live interview, I misspoke and said that they were killed in a ‘shootout’ instead of a ‘shooting.’

She added: "I have written to Rabbi Dee to apologize and make sure that he knows that we apologize for any further pain that may have caused him,” Amanpour said.

HonestReporting called the correction a “success,” noting that it publicly called for Amanpour to issue the correction on May 11.

“Upon seeing our exposé, Lucy’s widower, Rabbi Leo Dee, issued a statement exclusively to HonestReporting, echoing our call for an immediate apology. That tweet has racked up a further 137,000 views, indicating significant public outrage at Amanpour and CNN,” HonestReporting stated.

Amanpour's apology came after activist rabbi Shmuely Boteach announced he would be supporting Rabbi Leo Dee in bringing a billion-dollar lawsuit against CNN.

On April 7, Lucy Dee, 48, was driving two of her daughters, Maia, 20, and Rina, 15, for a family Passover trip. Rabbi Dee drove ahead in another car with their other children. They were driving through the Jordan Valley on their way to Tiberias.

A terrorist opened fire on the car driven by Lucy Dee. Twenty-two bullet casings were found shot by a Kalashnikov assault rifle. Maia and Rina died at the scene. Lucy died in the hospital three days later.

Israeli forces killed the Palestinian terrorists involved on May 4 in Nablus.

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