Eva Longoria And Tony Parker Get An Apology
Eva Longoria And Tony Parker
Actress Eva Longoria and her husband, San Antonio Spur Tony Parker, received an apology from photo agency X17 for printing a defamatory story about the basketball player cheating on his wife with French model Alexandra Paressant. Parker sued X17 for $40 million dollars. They have now settled and retracted their story.
Holes started appearing in Paressant’s story that were later exposed and confirmed, as her having made the entire episode up for reasons unknown.
It also turns out, the various photos online of Paressant, are actually of her friends who are models. Longoria even claimed in her response that Paressant had committed identity theft and used forged French documents.
Alexandra Paressant (maybe)
According to psychology papers, stalkers tend to engage in identity theft, among other things. It’s one of their trademarks. Paressant previously targeted soccer player Ronaldinho, who also denied her claims. He was the brunt of much criticism in his homeland, due to the things she said about him.
This was a very unpleasant story that caused the couple much embarrassment. It could have been avoided, but knowing X17, who will print anything, and I do mean anything, a star tells them to, even if it is invasive and gained through illegal means, I’m not surprise they didn’t vet this story before running with it…right into a legal brick wall. You got what you deserved for routinely printing any old foolishness on that blog without checking the true source.
“In December 2007, X17online.com published over ten articles concerning Tony Parker and a woman named Alexandra Paressant. Various articles asserted that, after Mr. Parker was introduced to Ms. Paressant by Thierry Henry at this wedding to Eva Longoria, Mr. Parker engaged in sexual relations with Ms. Paressant.
“Since the publication of these articles, X17online.com and X17, Inc. have discovered that Mr. Parker has never met with, or spoken to, Ms. Paressant nor has he ever had sexual relations with her. X17online.com and X17, Inc. regret having been misled by Ms. Paressant and her representatives and apologize to Mr. Parker for any damage or inconvenience this may have caused him or his wife.”
Story found here