Elton John and David Furnish won a libel case

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Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish have accepted “significant damages” over a front page story in The Sun on Sunday that claimed their dog has injured a girl on a playground. The article—using the headline “Elton’s Dog Did This To My Girl”—stated that the pair’s spaniel bit the five-year old child two years ago. The article alleged that the girl was “subjected to a serious attack” and that the couple had “failed to make any attempt to find out how the little girl was… despite being aware of the incident. Their solicitor, however, insists that Sir Elton has made inquiries about how the girl felt and received confirmations that she was alright. “I am pleased to say that the newspaper has now accepted unequivocally that this allegation was false and seriously defamatory,” the solicitor added, “As a result, it has agreed now to apologize to Sir Elton John and David Furnish, and to pay significant damages as well as to reimburse their legal costs.”

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