October 23, 2012
UK comedian wins big libel settlement over ‘racist’ accusation
Comedian Frankie Boyle was awarded more than £54,000 damages today after a High Court jury found he had been libelled by a newspaper which had described him as ‘racist’.
They awarded Mr Boyle £50,400 damages for the ‘racist’ assertion and a further £4,250 in relation to the claim that he was ‘forced to quit’ the BBC show.
Mr Boyle was also awarded legal costs, estimated to be in the region of £100,000.