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  • Elton John Loses Legal Battle With "The Times" of Britain

    Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:11:21

    Elton John Loses Legal Battle With "The Times" of Britain - He was accusing them of libel

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    Ya win some, ya lose some.

    Sir Elton John has lost his legal battle with British newspaper The Times. According to WENN, a judge ruled the publication did not libel the musician by publishing articles that John saw as false linkage to a tax scheme.

    He sued the paper over two June published articles, suggesting they damaged his reputation. El, that's not possible! You are flawless.

    The Times editors published a correction, acknowledging the accountant mentioned in the piece had never been employed by the superstar. They also published a second clarification stating the accountant's company had not been involved in such a scheme.

    The judge's ruling was as follows: "The conclusion I have reached is that the words complained of are not capable of bearing the meaning attributed to them by the claimant or any other defamatory meaning."

    Case closed.

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