Shillings Win Apology And Damages For Olivier Martinez From The
on: October 9, 2009, 9:23 am
Martinez, represented by London law firm Schillings and Paris
law firm Asmar & Assayag has won his libel action against
The Sun, at the High Court in London, following the publication
of false allegations that Mr. Martinez cheated on Kylie Minogue
during their relationship.
26 November 2007, The Sun published an article under the headline
"Kylie 'still loves' ex Martinez" which contained the
and untrue allegation that Mr Martinez had cheated on Kylie Minogue.
In order to vindicate his reputation
Mr. Martinez issued libel proceedings against News Group Newspapers
Limited in relation to the article.
representative of Schillings
said that: "This false allegation has caused Mr. Martinez
considerable embarrassment and distress."
also said that: "Mr. Martinez is glad that The Sun has accepted
that the allegations are false and that the article should never
have been published at all".
the High Court in London The Sun newspaper apologised to Mr. Martinez,
agreed to publish an apology in the newspaper and to pay damages
and legal costs.
Sun's lawyer said: "The Defendant sincerely apologises to
the Claimant for the distress and embarrassment this article has
caused. It accepts that the allegations are untrue and ought never
to have been published."
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Notes to editors:
Case number: HQ08X02862
Schillings, solicitors to Olivier Martinez:
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