Apology Letter For Libel

Dear {Recipient},

I am writing to let you know that I am retracting the statement I made about you in {name of publication} on {date}. I didn't realize that what I falsely said could potentially be damaging to your reputation, and I deeply apologize for my lack of consideration and foresight.

I have contacted the editor of {name of publication} to inform them that I am retracting my statement and to request that they {issue an erratum/publish a follow-up piece}.

Once again, I am very sorry for the trouble I have caused you.


{Your Name}