Adele to Take Legal Action over Alleged Sex Tape
Published Feb 17, 2012Grammy Award-winning phenom Adele will take legal action against a French magazine that published allegedly fake sex tape pictures of her. The shots were being promoted by Public as being filmed on a smartphone by an ex-boyfriend in the backseat of a car, and now being leaked as his way of revenge against the singer.
As the Telegraph reports, representatives for the singer lashed out at the magazine today (February 17), explaining, "Our client has not appeared in a sex tape as claimed in the article. Our client does not appear in the photographs. Such claims are untrue and grossly defamatory. Our client is taking legal action in relation to this matter."
French paparazzo Jean Claude Elfassi had announced that he would deliver the sex tape on his blog tomorrow (February 18), but his website has been temporarily disabled. As for the physical copies of Public, Elfassi tweeted, "Hurry up and steal or buy Public, they do not have enough printed and there are already shortages in newsagents".
The sex tape snafu comes just shy of a week after Adele made her triumphant return to the stage, performing at the Grammys for the first time since her throat surgery. Throughout the night, she picked up six statuettes, including Song of the Year ("Rolling in the Deep") and Album of the Year (21).