Bobby Gillespie Wins Tabloid Battle

PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE has won undisclosed libel damages from a British newspaper after it wrongly accused him of having an affair with supermodel KATE MOSS.

The MOVIN' ON UP singer and his girlfriend KATIE ENGLAND challenged the NEWS OF THE WORLD after an article appeared in January (04) alleging he had cheated on England with the model.

Solicitor GERALD TYRREL says the article entitled "It Moss be Love" would have left readers with a "false and unfounded impression".

Tyrrel told London's High Court Gillespie and England were "happily engaged and living together" and had a two-year-old son.

The solicitor also told the court that the photograph used with the article gave the impression that the singer was alone with Moss and holding hands.

He explains, "In fact the photograph was of Bobby Gillespie and Katie England holding hands with Kate Moss in the foreground."

The News of the World has apologized unconditionally to the couple and agreed to pay damages and legal costs.

29/07/2004 17:29

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