Gers owner in legal move against BBC

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Rangers owner Craig Whyte has defended his business record and insists he has “nothing to be ashamed of” as allegations were made against him in a documentary aired last night.

Whyte instructed his lawyers to begin legal proceedings against the BBC following claims made in the programme, ‘BBC Scotland Investigates: Rangers The Inside Story’, which explored his business dealings before he bought the club from Sir David Murray in May.

Whyte said: “I’ve got nothing to be ashamed of. Ultimately, my track record speaks for itself. I’m here, I’m the owner of Rangers, I’m the chairman of Rangers and I’ve done a lot more successful deals than deals that haven’t worked out.”

A spokesman for Whyte said: “Craig Whyte strenuously refutes these unfounded and defamatory allegations and has instructed his lawyers, Carter Ruck, to commence immediate legal proceedings against the BBC. Any repetition of these false accusations will also be met with legal action.”

A BBC Scotland spokesman said: “We stand by the investigation which was produced according to our rigorous editorial standards on fairness, accuracy and impartiality.”