Tony Parker is suing X-17 for $40 million
Our colleagues over at X-17online are not setting too pretty tonight. The gossip website has been slapped with a lawsuit from Tony Parker.
The San Antonio Spurs alleges that X17online.blog posted a series of "false and defamatory" stories claiming Parker cheated on his wife, actress Eva Longoria. He's seeking at least $40 million in damages.
"This is false. It never happened. And X17 had to know that the story was false, or, at the very least, it had to have entertained serious doubts about the credibility of its supposed source," the lawsuit said.
Parker's lawsuit also alleges that X17 never contacted Parker, Longoria or their representatives before running the stories, and refused to retract them after being told the claims were false.
The lawsuit seeks a court injunction ordering X17 to stop publishing the stories. Parker is seeking damages for defamation and invasion of privacy.