Actor Malkovich wins defame fit over Le Monde taxation story

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PARIS U.S. actor John Malkovich won defame indemnification from French daily Le Monde on Friday over an essay in that a journal suggested he had hold a tip Swiss bank account.

A French justice systematic Le Monde and dual of a reporters, Gerard Davet et Fabrice Lhomme, to compensate 14,000 euros ($15,600) in fines and indemnification to a Dangerous Liaisons star, lawyers for both sides told Reuters.

In a Feb 2015 essay about taxation semblance and HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm, a journal enclosed Malkovich in a list of celebrities it claimed had hold tip accounts with a bank between 2005 and 2007.

However, a actor’s lawyers told a justice he had never hold an comment with HSBC. A share comment hold elsewhere by Malkovich had been disclosed to U.S. taxation authorities and sealed in 1999, before a establishment was acquired by HSBC, they said.

Le Monde will interest a ruling, a profession Christophe Bigot pronounced on Friday.

(Reporting by Gerard Bon; Writing by Laurence Frost Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

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