April 07, 2008 05:05:20 GMT
X17online has on Friday, April 4, issued an online apology to Tony Parker over its Dec 2007 reports that he has cheated on his actress wife Eva Longoria with French model Alexandra Paressant.
Tony Parker is on the right side over reports which were made public by X17online that he has cheated on his actress wife Eva Longoria with French model Alexandra Paressant. The site has on Friday, April 4 issued an apology to the basketball player over its accusation that he had an affair with Paressant after he married Eva.
Back in December 2007, X17online published several reports regarding the apparent affair Tony had with Paressant. The site, furthermore, even claimed to have an exclusive interview with Paressant who by the phone claimed that she hooked up with the San Antonio Spurs star in Paris in September, and then again in Texas in October.
To make the affair claim even far more interesting, X17 also provided some explicit details and evidence, including some of the text messages Paressant claimed she shared with Tony during their affair.
Tony and Eva, in fact, were quick to issue a denial, issued a joint statement through a representative, calling the cheating allegation as "100 per cent false and untrue" adding that "All high profile couples fall victim to these sorts of things in the course of their relationships. It appears that this is not the first time this woman has used an athlete to gain public notoriety."
Tony then sued the celebrity gossip website, said in his lawsuit which was filed on December 19 in L.A. County Superior Court, "This is false. It never happened. And X17 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," adding that he has never met anyone named Alexandra Paressant.
The online apology X17 posted Friday read in part, "X17online.com and X7 [sic], Inc. regret having been misled by Ms. Paressant and her representatives and apologize to Mr. Parker for any damage or inconvenience this may have caused him or his wife."