Thursday, August 9, 2012
Singer Elton John is suing the Times of London for libel over an article that links him to what the paper says is a "scheme" that allows wealthy individuals to move cash to accounts outside Britain in order to avoid paying taxes. The Times has already had to correct its article twice. One correction explained that the man the Times identified as Sir Elton's accountant has never in fact been employed by him in that capacity.
Sir Elton and his lawyers have alleged that the Times's apology over the errors do not have the same effect as the original article. The Times has asked a court to determine whether the original article has a defamatory meaning. More here from the Guardian and here from the Unruly of Law.