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January 30, 2007

Wayne Rooney and the Auld Slapper

So the libel suit isn't going ahead:

The prostitute alleged to have had sex with Wayne Rooney in a Liverpool brothel was facing a possible jail term last night after a judge threw out her libel claim against The Sun newspaper.

Patricia Tierney, 52, a mother-of-seven and grandmother to a further 16 children, pursued a no win, no fee action against the tabloid for saying she was an "auld slapper" who had sex with the Manchester United and England star while clad in PVC.

The Sun carried its report under the headline Don't Fancy Yours Much Wayne.

Instead of being the receptionist, as she had claimed, she was indeed a slapper, although of course age is a relative term.

Time to bring this opldie but goody back out of the archives I think. Quite the best report on the affair anywhere. Take it away, Jamie K.

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Rumour has it that The Sun has never lost a libel case.

Whether this is because they only publish the unvarnished truth, or because they can afford better lawyers, I don't know.

So why do people even bother?

Tim adds: What? They paid Elton John a fortune, didn't they?

Posted by: Mark Wadsworth | Jan 30, 2007 11:12:10 AM

If the rumour that The Sun has never lost a libel action is true -- and I don't know whether it is or not -- that's probably because they wisely settle the action before it comes before a jury -- as they did in the case of Elton John -- rather than fight it in court.

It may be that they've never lost a libel action they've defended, but they've certainly apologised for libel and paid substantial damages dozens of times.

Posted by: Not Saussure | Jan 30, 2007 11:34:38 AM

The Sun paid for Michael Foot's kitchen. But he, wisely, joined Murdoch himself in the action. So they caved.

Posted by: dave heasman | Jan 31, 2007 6:22:47 PM

This is a perfect rumour.this will stand as the best example for rumours.This can be connected with any stars.

No interesting tough and the same old style

Posted by: football news | Feb 23, 2007 5:52:40 AM