Tabloid Ordered to Pay Leonardo DiCaprio Over False Rihanna Pregnancy NewsLatest
Leonardo DiCaprio won a lawsuit against a tabloid named Oops! that published a false story alleging that he got Rihanna pregnant.
The magazine cover referenced in the suit features photos of Rihanna and DiCaprio and the cover line: “Rihanna Enceinte de Leonardo!” The article in question also claims Leo didn’t want the baby.
A French judge awarded DiCaprio 8,000 euros, ruling that the cover and article effectively violated the actor’s privacy. According to The Hollywood Reporter:
In this case, Oops! attempted to argue that DiCaprio never denied a relationship with Rihanna and spoke about his private life in media interviews, but the French court responds that a salacious story on the cover of Oops! was “inherently likely to cause serious harm to” the actor. Moreover, it rules that the actor’s “alleged appeasement towards the media is not established.”
As part of the ruling, Oops! also has to print an acknowledgement of the news on its cover:
The French court orders Oops! to print on its next cover in bold capital red letters “OOPS! SENTENCED TO DEMAND FOR LEONARDO DI CAPRIO” followed without further comment by this statement: “By order of 27 July 2015, the judge of the High Court of Paris ordered the company editor of OOPS! Magazine to pay provisional compensation to Leonardo Di Caprio for having published in its issue 188, 13 to 28 in May 2015, an article with the respect for his privacy and his image rights.”
DiCaprio is just happy to win something.
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