Adele has launched legal action against a French magazine over false claims of a sex tape featuring the star, insisting the allegation is "untrue and grossly defamatory".
The Grammy-winning singer acted swiftly on Friday (17Feb12) after editors at Public magazine published photographs they claimed were taken from footage of the Someone Like You hitmaker.
Adele has revealed the images are fake and has vowed to take legal action against the publication, branding the report a disgusting lie.
In a statement issued to the MailOnline, Adele's lawyer says, "We are informed that the French magazine Public has today published images which it claims show our client in a sex tape. Our client has not appeared in a sex tape as it (is) claimed in the article. Our client does not appear in the photographs.
"Such claims are untrue and grossly defamatory. Our client is taking legal action in relation to this matter."