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Louis Walsh cleared of sexual assault

XFactor judge Louis Walsh has been cleared of sexual assault charges, in which he was accused of grabbing the package of a 24-year-old man in a Dublin nightclub toilet.

Walsh was accused of tickling the testicles of the man on 10 April, but after being questioned by the police last Friday has been cleared of the charge. He now intends to sue The Sun, which published the story when it was first alleged, for libel.

'I have been informed by An Garda Síochána (Irish Police Force) that I am now no longer under investigation,' said Walsh. 'I have robustly maintained from the outset that this alleged incident did not occur.

'While I obviously welcome today’s confirmation, I remain outraged that this story ran in the first place in The Sun and I have instructed my libel lawyer to vigorously pursue legal action against the paper. I have no intention of letting this matter rest until I have received total and absolute vindication.'

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