Kelvin MacKenzie has been cleared by the press regulator over his attack on Fatima Manji, the Channel 4 News presenter, for wearing a hijab while reporting on the Nice terror attacks.
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) has rejected a complaint against the Sun columnist, and former editor, that he was guilty of discrimination and harassment.
The ruling is likely to be viewed as controversial. Manji and her Channel 4 bosses were outraged by MacKenzie's column on 18 July.
MacKenzie accused Channel 4 News of "editorial stupidity" for allowing Manji to wear a hijab when "there had been another shocking slaughter by a Muslim" in Nice.