Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tony Parker Files Lawsuit Against X17 Photo Agency
TMZ obtained a lawsuit filed by Tony Parker -- Eva Longoria's hubby -- against X17, the photo agency that published reports and text messages alleging that he cheated on Eva shortly after the couple were married. In the lawsuit, filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, Tony alleges X17 defamed him, claiming, "X17 had to know that the story was false, or at the very least, it had to have entertained serious doubts about the credibility of its supposed source."
X17 published stories that French model Alexandra Paressant had "an affair with Tony and that the two carried on a secret relationship for about two months." The San Antonio Spur seems particularly pissed that X17 never sought to "verify the information with Mr. Parker, Ms. Longoria, any of their representatives or....anyone else who might have knowledge of the truth or falsity of the allegations."
The suit states, "Tony Parker has never had sexual relations with a woman named Alexandra Paressant." The suit seeks at least $20 million.