Susan Boyle manager accepts libel damages
Wednesday 19 October 2011
An adviser to singer Susan Boyle has accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over a claim that he was unfit to handle her affairs.
Retired accountant Ossie Kilkenny, a member of the International Board of Directors of Special Olympics, brought proceedings in London's High Court over a Daily Mail story in March last year.
The publication of the false allegations caused him acute distress and anxiety and were an unwarranted slur on his character and professional reputation, said solicitor Nicholas Armstrong.
He told Mr Justice Tugendhat today that Mr Kilkenny - who at the time was one of Miss Boyle's managers - was referred to in an article headed "Family at war over Subo's millions".
It suggested that, because of doubts over his trustworthiness, Mr Kilkenny was unsuitable or unfit to be trusted to handle the singer's affairs.
Mr Armstrong said that Associated Newspapers had now accepted this was untrue and clarified that it never intended to suggest that Mr Kilkenny managed Miss Boyle's finances dishonestly.
It had apologised and agreed to pay him substantial damages and reimburse his legal costs.
Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
Ian Brady: Moors murderer announces his support for Ukip and the SNP
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
Bali Nine executions in Indonesia: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford says she 'just wants to get it over with'
- 1 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 2 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
Competitive (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: One of the UK’s largest and most s...
£Competitive (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Marketing and Co...
£ Highly Competitive (DOE): Guru Careers: A Digital Designer / Interactive Des...
£20k + Benefits: Guru Careers: A Purchasing Co-ordinator / Administrator is ne...