Support our efforts, sign up to a full membership!
(Start for free)
Register or login with just your e-mail address
Pop / Rock 20/08/2003

Johnny Hallyday sues over sex claims

Our news in your mail

* indicates required
News frequency *

PARIS, France (BBC) - French rock icon Johnny Hallyday is suing a woman who worked as a hostess on his yacht after she claimed he sexually assaulted her. The woman, 34, said the singer went into her cabin and assaulted her while the yacht was moored off Cannes in April 2001.

But Hallyday, 60, said the claims were baseless and he filed a slander complaint earlier this month, his lawyer said.
A second complaint has been made for attempted blackmail and extortion.

Long career

Hallyday's lawyers said someone acting on the woman's behalf requested $3.3m (2m) in exchange for dropping the charges. They said he had come up against other similar allegations during his 43-year career.

Hallyday is one of France's biggest stars, and is credited with introducing the country to rock and roll with versions of songs such as Let's Twist Again and Tutti Frutti.
His 60th birthday celebrations in June included a stadium concert in front of President Jacques Chirac - but he has struggled to achieve such success elsewhere in the world.

Most read news of the week
Single reviews released 11 August 2003
Single reviews released 4 August 2003
Single reviews released 18 August 2003
2003 Billboard R&B-Hip-Hop Awards winners list
Stephen King gives props to Slobberbone in 'Entertainment Weekly'
Album Of The Week
Album Of The Week
Ricky Martin, Alexandre Pires with Kelly Clarkson, Thalia, Bacilos and Molotov first performers announced for 4th annual Latin Grammy Awards
Album Of The Week

© 2001-2020 (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0229440 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0051689147949219 secs

Support (5$/year) We noticed you are using an Ad blocker! Please consider supporting our site. We provide free content for everyone and would love to only be funded by music lovers -> Find out how