Hollywood star Josh Hartnett is suing the Daily Mirror for alleging he had a ‘sexual dalliance’in the library of a London Hotel, reports the BBC.
The Pearl Harbour star has rubbished claims by the Mirror that he was caught on CCTV taking part in sexual activity in the Soho hotel, and that staff had seen the incident and given him a verbal warning.
Hartnett, who is about to start a run in a West End production of Rain Main, plans to seek damages for defamation and a public apology. His legal team said the allegations were ‘a complete fabrication’and ‘defamatory and unsubstantiated.”
In a recent interview with ITV1’s GMTV, Hartnett called the story ‘rubbish”. He said: ‘It’s incredible the stories they [the British newspapers] come out with.
“In the States at least they have to make a call to a representative and try to make a reality out of the situation. Over here they just make things up.”
He also questioned the paper’s claims of a video of him in action. ‘There was a rumour about a video,’he said. ‘But how can you have a rumour about a video? It would be on the Internet [by now].”