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Video: Louis Walsh wins €500,000 in damages over false grope claim in Sun newspaper

Sarah Stack

Published 28/11/2012 | 08:36

X Factor judge Louis Walsh on his way into court for his defamation case against Rupert Murdoch's News Group Newspapers. Photo: PA
X Factor judge Louis Walsh on his way into court for his defamation case against Rupert Murdoch's News Group Newspapers. Photo: PA
Louis Walsh

X Factor judge Louis Walsh has received a €500,000 payout from The Irish Sun newspaper in Ireland over a story based on an unfounded sex assault allegation.

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.

Outside court, Walsh said he would not have wished what happened to him on his worst enemy.



"I'm very relieved," he said. "This has had a terrible effect on me. It was all lies.

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