ITV's Steve Scott sues Daily Mail

ITV newsreader Steve Scott has initiated legal action against Associated Newspapers, the subsidiary

Scott, who presented a programme on Sir Trevor McDonald, a black weatherman, was accused by his co-presenter Lisa Aziz of mimicking Sir Trevor. She filed a suit against ITV for £5m.

Following this incident, a story headed "Sir Trevor, the 'racist' impression and a £5m ITV lawsuit" appeared in Daily Mail in November.

Now, Scott has filed a writ at the High Court saying the story gave the impression that he was a racist. The writ also mentioned that a second story in the Mail on Sunday, in January, repeated the allegations.

Scott claimed his reputation has been gravely damaged and he suffered severe embarrassment and distress as a result of the story. He is reportedly seeking aggravated damages.