According to Media Watch, it is “now satisfied” she did interview Lombard. The accusations against Pearman were made in a Media Watch segment in 1991, in a “20th anniversary special” in 2009, and on Media Watch’s website.
Media Watch apologized stating:
“Ms Pearman did not, as Media Watch alleged, deceive her audience. Our belated apologies – better, I hope, late than never.”
Media Watch noted that it accused other news casters of faking an interview, but didn’t say if it was apologizing to those news casters as well.