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Elton John drags French media trio to court over health news

Elton John has dragged three French media outlets to court for publishing 'unfounded rumours' about his health and that of his husband. Elton John's lawyer announced Friday that he will be pursuing them soon.

music Updated: Aug 15, 2015 15:44 IST
Elton John
Candle in the Wind and Something About the Way You Look Tonight remain among some of Elton John's most popular songs. (EltonJohn/Facebook)

British pop star Elton John has dragged three French media outlets to court for publishing “unfounded rumours” about his health and that of his husband. Elton John's lawyer announced Friday that he will be pursuing the said three media outlets.

"Sir Elton John and David Furnish... have instructed my office to pursue through the justice system the violation of the right to respect for their private life due to the publishing by Closermag.fr, TeleStar.fr and VSD of unfounded rumours about their health," Vincent Toledano said in a statement.

Elton John and his husband "will no longer tolerate the violation of their privacy and the exploitation of their renown and their image for commercial ends in France," the lawyer added.

He said the action against the two websites and the magazine would be issued Monday at a court in Nanterre in the Paris suburbs. The couple spent time this summer on the Cote d'Azur in the southeast of France.



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