12 January 2012
Neil Morrissey awarded libel damages
Substantial compensation has been awarded to Neil Morrissey from Associated Newspapers after the actor sued the media group on the grounds of libel.
Morrissey took legal action against the organisation over two articles published in the Daily Mail in March 2010, which claimed he had been banned from a bar near his holiday home in France for his drunken antics.
Within one of these pieces, it was stated that the owners of the drinking hole had put up a poster behind the bar with Morrissey's picture and the words "do not serve this man" as they had grown tired of his rowdy behaviour.
The newspaper subsequently apologised for these allegations once it was established they were untrue.
However, the 49-year-old performer - who is best known for his role in Men Behaving Badly and being the voice of Bob the Builder - decided to take the organisation to a case at the High Court and is now "very pleased" to have been granted compensation.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas