Singer Elton John and partner win libel judgment

FILE - In this Sunday, March 4, 2018 file photo, Elton John, left, and David Furnish arrive at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party, in West Hollywood, Calif. Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play date. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

LONDON — Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play date.

The pair brought the case against News Group Newspapers, which owns The Sun and Sun on Sunday, over a story in February that claimed the dog inflicted "Freddy Krueger-like injuries" — a reference to the violent character in the "Nightmare on Elm Street."

The couple were not at London's High Court on Friday but their lawyer, Jenny Afia, says the allegation was false and that NGN agreed to apologize and to pay "significant damages as well as to reimburse their legal costs."

NGN's solicitor, Jeffrey Smele, says, the company "is pleased that the matter has been amicably resolved."

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