Lily Wins Libel Damages

Lily Allen is to receive £10,000 in damages from U.K. tabloid The Sun after the paper wrongfully claimed she called Victoria Beckham a “monster” and “The X Factor” judge Cheryl Cole “stupid and superficial.”

The singer denied ever making the comments, which first appeared in a French magazine, and sued for defamation and false attribution of authorship.

The disputed comments attributed to Allen came from an article in the French sports-themed magazine So Foot, which was headed, “Les footballeurs courent après tout ce que je deteste” (roughly translated as “I hate footballers”).

Allen is continuing with legal action against So Foot.

The award against The Sun was made Sept. 23 and the paper has since printed an apology.

“In May we reported in Bizarre that Lily Allen had made various offensive remarks about David and Victoria Beckham and Ashley and Cheryl Cole in an interview with a magazine,” the paper said. “We now accept that Lily didn’t say these things to the magazine and we apologise to Lily for the upset and embarrassment caused by repeating them.”

Allen’s lawyer, Mark Thomson of Atkins Thomson, confirmed that the paper had also agreed to pay the singer damages of £10,000, plus her costs.