X Factor judge Louis Walsh settles defamation case

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Walsh poses at the "National Television Awards" at the Royal Albert Hall in LondonDUBLIN (Reuters) – Television personality and pop music producer Louis Walsh on Wednesday settled a 500,000 euro ($640,000) defamation case against News Group Newspapers in Ireland. The deal came after Walsh, best known for his role as a judge on the hit television show "The X Factor", sued the group for publishing a story last year based on false allegations that he had groped a man in a Dublin night club. Leonard Watters, who made the accusations before later retracting them, was jailed for six months earlier this year. …