Perhaps realizing that the statement he originally issued reeked of a nondenial that he cheated on bride
Tony Parker has sued the gossip site that gave French model Alexandra Parresant a forum. "It never happened," says the lawsuit, which seeks $40 million in damages. "And X17 [Online] 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." (
Watch related video here.) The suit claims X17 never contacted the couple or their peeps before running with the tale, and refused to retract it after being told the claims were false.
"Tony adamantly and unconditionally denies ever having laid eyes on this woman, let alone having had an affair with her," Parker's lawyer told the AP on Wednesday. As for Paressant's story that she first fielded a pass from the NBA star at his own nuptials, "There were a lot of people at the wedding," says the lawyer. "Did they remember seeing her at the wedding? No." Then again, maybe she was stuck at the corner table by the band with creepy Uncle Clem and chatty Cousin Jerome.
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