Gideon Spanier
Nov 17, 2019

Sorrell denies 'slapping' Superunion's Prior over Campaign Asia interview

Former WPP chief was angry that ex-colleague called S4 Capital 'speck in rear-view mirror'.

Sir Martin Sorrell has been involved in an extraordinary, public bust-up with one of his former lieutenants, Jim Prior, over critical comments the Superunion boss made to Campaign Asia.

The former WPP chief is alleged to have slapped Prior’s face in a meeting room at the recent Web Summit in Portugal, according to a front-page report in Saturday’s Financial Times.

Sorrell, 74, is said to have come up to Prior,...

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