09 June 2008
Moyes accepts damages in libel case
Everton manager David Moyes has accepted undisclosed libel damages over allegations that appeared in footballer Wayne Rooney's autobiography.
In his book My Story So Far, which was published in September 2006, claims were made that Moyes had leaked details of a private conversation regarding Rooney's intention to leave Everton to a local newspaper.
During a high court hearing in London, Rooney's ghost writer Hunter Davies and publisher of the book Harper Collins withdrew the allegations, apologised and agreed to pay out substantial libel damages.
Commenting on the case, Moyes said: "Anyone who knows me well would, I hope, regard me as a man of honour and integrity. I was disappointed and wanted people to know that what had been written was completely untrue."
He went on to say that he felt he had no choice but to take action and secure an apology and damages.