The Sunday Mirror falsely accused actor Tom Ellis of not paying child support.
The Mirror’s July story “Tamzin Outhwaite and ex-husband Tom Ellis in bitter battle over child support payments,” libeled Ellis, the UK High Court ruled this month.
Tamzin Outhwaite and ex-husband Tom Ellis in bitter battle over child support payments http://t.co/ljxUcaZGGG
— Irish Daily Mirror (@IrishMirror) July 13, 2014
The Mirror must apologize and pay damages, the Guardian reported.
“The article claimed that my client had deliberately sought to shirk his responsibility to pay child maintenance for his two daughters with Ms Outhwaite, by claiming he was too cash strapped to do so, and that this had forced his ex-wife to threaten him with lawyers to ensure that he met his obligations as a father,” Leo Dawkins, Ellis’ lawyer, told the court, according to the BBC.
Dawkins called the claims “defamatory” and “deeply upsetting.”