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Johnny Hallyday loses nightclub slander case

Published on 11/03/2004

PARIS, March 10 (AFP) - French rock star Johnny Hallyday on Wednesday lost a defamation case against a newspaper which reported that a nightclub he partially owned had obscure financial backing and his father-in-law was connected to a suspected criminal group.

A Paris judge deemed the two articles, printed in October last year, did not personally slur or create prejudice for the 60-year-old singer, whose Elvis-style performances have made him one of the country’s top entertainers.

The newspaper, Le Parisien, had said that Hallyday’s Paris nightclub, Amnesia, had an “obscure” financial structure and that his father-in-law had connections to a family that had been tied to organised crime.


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