Monday 23 October 2017

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field put on united front at Cannes amid sexual harassment legal drama

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field attend
Robbie Williams and Ayda Field attend "The Sea Of Trees" premiere during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival
British singer Robbie Williams (R) and his wife Ayda Field pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival
British singer Robbie Williams (L) and his wife Ayda Field pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival
British singer Robbie Williams (L) and his wife Ayda Field pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival
British singer Robbie Williams (L) and his wife Ayda Field pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival
British singer Robbie Williams (R) kisses his wife Ayda Field as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival
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Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field put their legal drama to the side at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Get Ready For It singer (41) and his wife of five years have been hit with a lawsuit by a former employee accusing them of sexual harassment, a claim which they both "strenuously" deny.

The pair looked more loved-up than ever, kissing and posing, as they walked the red carpet for The Sea of Trees premiere at the prestigious film festival in the South of France.

They will be spending the week in Cannes and Robbie shared a photo of them boarding a private jet and looked suitably glamorous at last night's A-list premiere, with Robbie sporting a Valentino tuxedo and Ayda opting for a colourful embellished gown.

British singer Robbie Williams (L) and his wife Ayda Field pose as they arrive for the screening of the film
British singer Robbie Williams (L) and his wife Ayda Field pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival

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It's the first time the couple have been pictured since news of their news of their suit emerged earlier this week, with their former assistant, Gilles De Bonfilhs claiming the 36-year-old harassed him before he was fired.

A spokesman for the 41-year-old former Take That star said the claims were "entirely without substance".

"The claims [are] being made by a disgruntled former employee, after he was sacked for serious misconduct," he said.

British singer Robbie Williams (R) kisses his wife Ayda Field as they arrive for the screening of the film
British singer Robbie Williams (R) kisses his wife Ayda Field as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival

"Any proceedings will be strenuously defended. There will be no further comment on the matter as it is in the hands of the lawyers."

It is understood that Mr De Bonfilhs stopped working for the British singer and his wife in January.

Mr Williams is said to be listed in court documents as a defendant, though De Bonfilhs makes no sexual harassment allegations against the star.

According to reports, his lawsuit claims Ms Field "walked around in various stages of undress, shared details about her sex life, questioned him about his sex life and asked him to answer questions and comment on her body".

British singer Robbie Williams (L) and his wife Ayda Field pose as they arrive for the screening of the film
British singer Robbie Williams (L) and his wife Ayda Field pose as they arrive for the screening of the film "The Sea of Trees" at the 68th Cannes Film Festival

GALLERY:

The couple began a relationship in 2006 and married in the grounds of Mr Williams' Beverly Hills mansion four years later.

They have two children, two-year-old Theodora Rose and Charlton Valentine, who was born in late October 2014.

In an interview last October, Mr Williams revealed how he had sought to cast off his bad boy image.

"I love my wife's company. She gives me a lot of energy - she's like a one-woman cheerleading team," he said.

"Touring is mostly about waiting, being bored. When you're bored you get lonely, but fortunately I don't have to be because my best friend is with me. We get on very well and she keeps me entertained.

"She has anchored my life and made me feel secure, and saved me from a life of self-destruction."

He added: "I'm a fiercely self-absorbed narcissistic person, and my daughter being on tour with me means I'm forced to think about someone else."

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