Friday, 3 April 2009

Sun pays damages for calling actor a woman-beater

The Sun will now have to pay out £75,000 in libel damages to former Eastenders actor Mohammed George after falsely accusing him of beating up his girlfriend.

His lawyer told the court: "In a nutshell the allegation against him is that he flew into a rage in the street in the early hours of the morning of December 3 2006, and beat up his then girlfriend and mother of his daughter, acting like a wild animal and leaving her sprawling in the street when he ran away."

It seems George was cautioned by police over the incident but the extent of embellishment and use of colourful language seems to have been the cause of the problem with the story.

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