Acting BBC director-general Tim Davie said: "The BBC has been open and transparent in its handling of this unhappy chapter in our history. It has not been an entirely comfortable process for us to go through but it is right that we did it this way.
"It is important that the BBC now moves forward with the lessons learned and continues to regain the public's trust."
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