Louis Walsh Indecent Assault Case Dropped
The X Factor judge is "relieved and overjoyed" about the decision...
The indecent assault case against Louis Walsh has been dropped by police, following an investigation into the alleged incident.
Walsh has since been told by the Irish Garda that they will NOT be proceeding with the case, with The Sun reporting the young father who made the claims against Louis has since been arrested on suspicion of knowingly making a false report to the police.
The Irish music mogul, who vowed to clear his name after the alleged incident, is said to be "relieved and overjoyed" about the decision, telling the Daily Mail: "I have been informed by An Garda Síochána that I am now no longer under investigation. I have robustly maintained from the outset that this alleged incident did not occur."
"While I obviously welcome today’s confirmation from the Garda that the matter has been dropped, I remain outraged that this story ran in the first place in The Sun and I have instructed my libel lawyer to vigorously pursue legal action against the paper."
Walsh continued: "I have no intention of letting this matter rest until I have received total and absolute vindication. This has been a hugely distressing time for me but I would like to thank all my friends and colleagues for their support and I am now just looking forward to getting back to work."
Speaking of the incident, a source added to the newspaper: "Louis has been living under a cloud – it has been a nightmare and he has been in tears. He was trying to be strong, but the prospect of this case dragging on for the next few months was taking its toll on him. Louis just looks forward to getting justice."