Entertainer Engelbert Humperdinck has filed a $50 million-plus libel suit against the National Enquirer, claiming the tabloid held him up to hatred and ridicule when it falsely reported he had AIDS.
The Los Angeles Superior Court suit filed Tuesday by Humperdinck's lawyer, Robert Rotstein, states the singer doesn't have acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Furthermore, it said, he has never tested positive for AIDS.The National Enquirer, a weekly supermarket tabloid that boasts the largest circulation of any paper in America, said in the headline over the Dec. 27, 1988, story "Engelbert Has AIDS Virus."
"In shocking court papers, the mother of Engelbert Humperdinck's illegitimate daughter declares that the superstar singer is battling the AIDS virus," the Lantana, Fla.-based National Enquirer said.
Kathy Jetter filed papers in New York City's Family Court demanding that Humperdinck, 52, provide for the financial future of her 12-year-old daughter, already ruled by a court to be his daughter.
The woman's unsubstantiated and false claims about the entertainer in a reply affidavit in the case were ultimately dismissed by the New York court, which the tabloid failed to report, Humperdinck's libel suit said.
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