Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 28 January 2015

X Factor Walsh denies 'sex attack'

Louis Walsh has 'vigorously denied' indecent assault allegations
Louis Walsh has 'vigorously denied' indecent assault allegations

Louis Walsh has "vigorously denied" allegations that he indecently assaulted a 24-year-old man.

According to the Sun newspaper, police are investigating claims against the X Factor judge over the alleged incident in a nightclub at a hotel in Dublin.

A spokeswoman for Louis, 58, said he would "willingly co-operate" with any investigation, but stressed he had not been contacted by police about the claims.

The spokeswoman said: "He vigorously denies all of the allegations.

"If contacted by the police he will willing co-operate with any investigation.

"Louis categorically denies any wrongdoing and will fight to clear his name."

She added: "The fact of the matter is the police have made no contact with Louis whatsoever."

The newspaper quoted a police source as saying: "An investigation is ongoing."

Louis told the Sun the allegations were "wholly false and without foundation" and said he was confident he would be "fully exonerated".

The Irish star became a household name in 2004 when he became a judge on the X Factor, and is the only remaining member of the original panel. He has managed a number of groups and performers, including boybands Boyzone and Westlife.

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