Russell Brand wins "substantial" pay out from The Sun over false cheat claims

Thurrock Gazette: Russell Brand wins "substantial" pay out from the Sun over false cheat claims Russell Brand wins "substantial" pay out from the Sun over false cheat claims

GRAYS-born comic Russell Brand has won a large payout from The Sun over claims he cheated on his girlfriend Jemima Khan.

The newspaper printed in its Sunday edition on November 17, 2013, that Brand, 38, had been having sex with model Sophie Coady during a four-month fling.

Yesterday, solicitor John Kelly - representing Brand at London’s High Court - told Mr Justice Tugendhat that the story, which was headlined “Russell Cheated On Jemima With Me”, had been without foundation and "distressing, hurtful and damaging".

He said his client had reached an agreement with the paper’s owners, News Group Newspapers, and that the dispute was over.

The paper, which accepted the story was “totally untrue and defamatory” and “that it should never have been published” has apologised to Brand and agreed to pay him “substantial” but undisclosed damages and legal fees.

Brand has said he will put the money towards “diverse, just and decent causes” - including the Hillsborough disaster campaign.

The Hollywood star recently tweeted: “I got some money suing The S*n who lied about me. I am making a donation to the #JFT96 campaign. A tiny piece of justice.”

Brand, who was not at court for the settlement, has been with 40-year-old writer and campaigner Ms Khan since last summer.

In his Guardian column written a week after the allegations were printed in The Sun, Brand said: “The Sun on Sunday, which is of course the News of the World with a different hat on, lied about me last week.”

He added that The Sun had inflicted “pain, disruption and distress” on him and his girlfriend with the false claims.

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2:20pm Thu 8 May 14

pussycats says...

An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.
An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes. pussycats
  • Score: -12

2:24pm Thu 8 May 14

andy:) says...

The papers are not helping themselves in their fight against new press laws are they ?, only yesterday the Mail had to apologise to J.K. Rowling and pay a large sum for printing claptrap about her, do newspaper editors believe half the rubbish they print is true or do they just go ahead knowing full well it is untrue, hoping that they wont be sued, unfortunatley its only the big name celebrities who can actually afford to take on the papers, Joe Public has no chance.
The papers are not helping themselves in their fight against new press laws are they ?, only yesterday the Mail had to apologise to J.K. Rowling and pay a large sum for printing claptrap about her, do newspaper editors believe half the rubbish they print is true or do they just go ahead knowing full well it is untrue, hoping that they wont be sued, unfortunatley its only the big name celebrities who can actually afford to take on the papers, Joe Public has no chance. andy:)
  • Score: 2

4:07pm Thu 8 May 14

pembury53 says...

love him or loathe him, there's one undeniable fact about mr brand........ he don't half get through some fit birds.....
love him or loathe him, there's one undeniable fact about mr brand........ he don't half get through some fit birds..... pembury53
  • Score: -7

4:59pm Thu 8 May 14

Nelly99 says...

Russell is a great talent. A brilliant writer and far more intelligent than any man from Grays has a right to be. A legend in his own lunchtime! But to sue a newspaper for a reputation that will be forever damaged beyond repair and then give the money away is totally ridiculous. He should be afforded the same courtesy as anyone in private matters but the press just want to hammer anyone in the public eye. Today a very sad woman who cannot decide on her name but I think calls herself "Katie"or sometimes "Jordan" has got through her third husband in as many years. There will be another one along in a minute dear...just hang on! But Russell has a future and not just as a reformed alcoholic, drug and sex obsessed half-wit who slept wit a Filopeno prostitute at 16. It is as a leader and a beacon for future generations!...Reall
y?.... No I just wanted to see if you were paying attention.
Russell is a great talent. A brilliant writer and far more intelligent than any man from Grays has a right to be. A legend in his own lunchtime! But to sue a newspaper for a reputation that will be forever damaged beyond repair and then give the money away is totally ridiculous. He should be afforded the same courtesy as anyone in private matters but the press just want to hammer anyone in the public eye. Today a very sad woman who cannot decide on her name but I think calls herself "Katie"or sometimes "Jordan" has got through her third husband in as many years. There will be another one along in a minute dear...just hang on! But Russell has a future and not just as a reformed alcoholic, drug and sex obsessed half-wit who slept wit a Filopeno prostitute at 16. It is as a leader and a beacon for future generations!...Reall y?.... No I just wanted to see if you were paying attention. Nelly99
  • Score: -1

5:21pm Thu 8 May 14

Nelly99 says...

pussycats wrote:
An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.
Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago!
Good call.
[quote][p][bold]pussycats[/bold] wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.[/p][/quote]Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call. Nelly99
  • Score: 6

5:28pm Thu 8 May 14

profondo asbo says...

Nelly99 wrote:
pussycats wrote:
An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.
Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago!
Good call.
all that wallowing, self-pity's got to be paid for don't you know
[quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pussycats[/bold] wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.[/p][/quote]Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call.[/p][/quote]all that wallowing, self-pity's got to be paid for don't you know profondo asbo
  • Score: 5

5:30pm Thu 8 May 14

Nelly99 says...

pembury53 wrote:
love him or loathe him, there's one undeniable fact about mr brand........ he don't half get through some fit birds.....
He is not the messiah... he's a very naughty little boy!
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: love him or loathe him, there's one undeniable fact about mr brand........ he don't half get through some fit birds.....[/p][/quote]He is not the messiah... he's a very naughty little boy! Nelly99
  • Score: 1

11:45pm Thu 8 May 14

d_2da_ougle says...

talent my arse
talent my arse d_2da_ougle
  • Score: 3

12:26am Fri 9 May 14

Father Jack Hackett says...

Nelly99 wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
love him or loathe him, there's one undeniable fact about mr brand........ he don't half get through some fit birds.....
He is not the messiah... he's a very naughty little boy!
That would be an ecumenical matter.
[quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: love him or loathe him, there's one undeniable fact about mr brand........ he don't half get through some fit birds.....[/p][/quote]He is not the messiah... he's a very naughty little boy![/p][/quote]That would be an ecumenical matter. Father Jack Hackett
  • Score: 1

5:35am Fri 9 May 14

jessloulau says...

The echo in that case should be reported for falsely labelling Brand a comic , he is not funny and he never has been
The echo in that case should be reported for falsely labelling Brand a comic , he is not funny and he never has been jessloulau
  • Score: 12

7:52am Fri 9 May 14

sesibollox says...

Nelly99 wrote:
pussycats wrote:
An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.
Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago!
Good call.
Why don't you raise some funds for a charity Nelly, you can then decide who to give it to, and we will pour scorn on your generousity...
[quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pussycats[/bold] wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.[/p][/quote]Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call.[/p][/quote]Why don't you raise some funds for a charity Nelly, you can then decide who to give it to, and we will pour scorn on your generousity... sesibollox
  • Score: -5

9:00am Fri 9 May 14

Nelly99 says...

sesibollox wrote:
Nelly99 wrote:
pussycats wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.
Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call.
Why don't you raise some funds for a charity Nelly, you can then decide who to give it to, and we will pour scorn on your generousity...
Well Bollo my contribution to charity is that I have left my substantial estate to six worthy charities so I think I,m covered. What are you doing? My criticism is not that he gave the money away, which I think is admirable, it is more that to sue a newspaper primarily to clear your name smacks of yet more publicity seeking and as Gillian Taylforth will testify alerts the public to something they hadn't read in the first place!
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pussycats[/bold] wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.[/p][/quote]Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call.[/p][/quote]Why don't you raise some funds for a charity Nelly, you can then decide who to give it to, and we will pour scorn on your generousity...[/p][/quote]Well Bollo my contribution to charity is that I have left my substantial estate to six worthy charities so I think I,m covered. What are you doing? My criticism is not that he gave the money away, which I think is admirable, it is more that to sue a newspaper primarily to clear your name smacks of yet more publicity seeking and as Gillian Taylforth will testify alerts the public to something they hadn't read in the first place! Nelly99
  • Score: 3

9:39am Fri 9 May 14

Discouraged says...

Now he's got some money, he can pay for railway tickets.
Now he's got some money, he can pay for railway tickets. Discouraged
  • Score: 7

10:22am Fri 9 May 14

Chris Flunk says...

profondo asbo wrote:
Nelly99 wrote:
pussycats wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.
Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call.
all that wallowing, self-pity's got to be paid for don't you know
That's an absolutely disgusting comment and you should be ashamed. Do you want me to post a link to your comment on the Liverpool Echo?
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pussycats[/bold] wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.[/p][/quote]Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call.[/p][/quote]all that wallowing, self-pity's got to be paid for don't you know[/p][/quote]That's an absolutely disgusting comment and you should be ashamed. Do you want me to post a link to your comment on the Liverpool Echo? Chris Flunk
  • Score: -4

10:29am Fri 9 May 14

Chris Flunk says...

Chris Flunk wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
Nelly99 wrote:
pussycats wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.
Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call.
all that wallowing, self-pity's got to be paid for don't you know
That's an absolutely disgusting comment and you should be ashamed. Do you want me to post a link to your comment on the Liverpool Echo?
It's not about self-pity, it's about truth and justice. Don't you think the families deserve that? After all the lies from the media and the establishment? You really should be ashamed of yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pussycats[/bold] wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.[/p][/quote]Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call.[/p][/quote]all that wallowing, self-pity's got to be paid for don't you know[/p][/quote]That's an absolutely disgusting comment and you should be ashamed. Do you want me to post a link to your comment on the Liverpool Echo?[/p][/quote]It's not about self-pity, it's about truth and justice. Don't you think the families deserve that? After all the lies from the media and the establishment? You really should be ashamed of yourself. Chris Flunk
  • Score: -1

2:34pm Fri 9 May 14

profondo asbo says...

Chris Flunk wrote:
Chris Flunk wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
Nelly99 wrote:
pussycats wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.
Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call.
all that wallowing, self-pity's got to be paid for don't you know
That's an absolutely disgusting comment and you should be ashamed. Do you want me to post a link to your comment on the Liverpool Echo?
It's not about self-pity, it's about truth and justice. Don't you think the families deserve that? After all the lies from the media and the establishment? You really should be ashamed of yourself.
oh do lighten up. the comment was a reference to boris johnson's ill judged comments about liverpudlians. i assume you're from that city as only a liverpudlian could possibly take offence.
[quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pussycats[/bold] wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.[/p][/quote]Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call.[/p][/quote]all that wallowing, self-pity's got to be paid for don't you know[/p][/quote]That's an absolutely disgusting comment and you should be ashamed. Do you want me to post a link to your comment on the Liverpool Echo?[/p][/quote]It's not about self-pity, it's about truth and justice. Don't you think the families deserve that? After all the lies from the media and the establishment? You really should be ashamed of yourself.[/p][/quote]oh do lighten up. the comment was a reference to boris johnson's ill judged comments about liverpudlians. i assume you're from that city as only a liverpudlian could possibly take offence. profondo asbo
  • Score: 1

2:54pm Fri 9 May 14

Chris Flunk says...

profondo asbo wrote:
Chris Flunk wrote:
Chris Flunk wrote:
profondo asbo wrote:
Nelly99 wrote:
pussycats wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.
Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call.
all that wallowing, self-pity's got to be paid for don't you know
That's an absolutely disgusting comment and you should be ashamed. Do you want me to post a link to your comment on the Liverpool Echo?
It's not about self-pity, it's about truth and justice. Don't you think the families deserve that? After all the lies from the media and the establishment? You really should be ashamed of yourself.
oh do lighten up. the comment was a reference to boris johnson's ill judged comments about liverpudlians. i assume you're from that city as only a liverpudlian could possibly take offence.
I'd take even more offence at being called a scouser ;)

I'm not from Liverpool but I am a football fan who regularly attends matches. As such, I share their disgust at the way the media and the government handled the disaster as well as their attempts to vilify all football fans and treat them as a social disease.
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pussycats[/bold] wrote: An excellent result. Well done Russell and also for putting the money to deserved and needed causes.[/p][/quote]Well yes...like Hillsborough! Not cancer research or child cruelty or animal welfare but a topical, right on the money event that happened 25 years ago! Good call.[/p][/quote]all that wallowing, self-pity's got to be paid for don't you know[/p][/quote]That's an absolutely disgusting comment and you should be ashamed. Do you want me to post a link to your comment on the Liverpool Echo?[/p][/quote]It's not about self-pity, it's about truth and justice. Don't you think the families deserve that? After all the lies from the media and the establishment? You really should be ashamed of yourself.[/p][/quote]oh do lighten up. the comment was a reference to boris johnson's ill judged comments about liverpudlians. i assume you're from that city as only a liverpudlian could possibly take offence.[/p][/quote]I'd take even more offence at being called a scouser ;) I'm not from Liverpool but I am a football fan who regularly attends matches. As such, I share their disgust at the way the media and the government handled the disaster as well as their attempts to vilify all football fans and treat them as a social disease. Chris Flunk
  • Score: -1

1:48pm Sat 10 May 14

VeteranOfMany says...

Shut it, give to charity, or shut it...
Shut it, give to charity, or shut it... VeteranOfMany
  • Score: -2
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