Naomi Campbell succeeds in Elephant Polo libel claim
supermodel Naomi Campbell has succeeded in her libel claim against the Daily Telegraph. The claim related to a story in November 2012 that she had planned to organise an elephant polo tournament for her boyfriend's 50th birthday party. The story included criticism of the plans by the animal welfare group PETA and explained how elephant polo was a cruel sport that involved the violent abuse of the animals.
The story was in fact not true, Ms Campbell had never planned to organise an elephant polo tournament. The allegations were formally withdrawn in open court and a public apology was made to Ms Campbell. The Daily Telegraph agreed to pay Ms Campbell substantial damages and legal costs.
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