Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Louis Walsh settles 'grope' case
"Rupert Murdoch's News Group Newspapers will pay 500,000 euro to Louis Walsh over a defamation action
X Factor judge Louis Walsh has settled a 500,000 euro defamation action against News Group Newspapers.
The out-of-court deal was reached after the music mogul sued The Sun over a story last year based on a false allegation that he sexually assaulted a man in a Dublin night-spot.
Unemployed dance teacher Leonard Watters was jailed for six months in July for wrongly accusing Walsh of groping him in a celebrity nightclub after a Westlife concert in April 2011.
Eoin McCullough, senior counsel for News Group Newspapers, read a statement to the High Court in Dublin apologising to Walsh."
Louis Walsh wins damages over false 'sex attack' story
Louis Walsh Wins £403,500 Over Sun Sex Slur
Sun pays Louis Walsh £403,500 after wrongly accusing him of male sexual assault