Dannii to sue newspaper for false report
Australian pop star Dannii Minogue is taking legal action against a British tabloid after they falsely reported that she is pregnant.entertainment Updated: Jan 11, 2010 18:05 IST
Reports that the singer was expecting her first child with her rugby player boyfriend Kris Smith sparked after the couple was spotted leaving a hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
Britain's Daily Mail newspaper alleged Minogue was there to have a medical exam which identifies health risks in unborn babies, such as Down's syndrome.
Contactmusic.com reports that Minogue's agent Melissa Le Gear insists the speculation is completely inaccurate, adding: "Reports that said she was seen in hospital having a particular type of test are absolutely untrue".
A spokesperson for Minogue confirmed that the star has contacted her lawyers over the false report.
"Dannii is not 12 weeks pregnant and has not had a 12 week scan. As you're no doubt aware PCC (Press Complaints Commission) rules say you cannot report pregnancy until a woman has had a 12 week scan. Dannii is taking full PCC action against the newspaper today who have reported the story,” said the spokesperson.