10:43 31 July 2009
Peter Andre has been awarded 'substantial' libel damages after false claims were published that he cheated on his ex, Katie Price.
The singer reached a settlement with The Sunday People over an article which implied he had made advances to a lookalike of his estranged wife, also known as Jordan.
Andre said: "This story has led to a lot of speculation about whether I was faithful to my estranged wife, which even led her to mention it on a breakfast television show last week.
"I have never been unfaithful to my wife, not with this girl or any other girl. I'm pleased that The Sunday People have now accepted that their story was untrue and hurtful to myself.
"I also need to add that if anyone slanders my name, I will not hesitate in taking action against them.
"Now, hopefully, this will bring these rumours and lies to an end and let me move on with my life... The general British public and most of the media have been kind to me and I can't complain about that and I'm grateful for it."
An attorney for Mirror Group Newspapers said in a statement: "The defendant wishes to apologise to Mr Andre and is joining in the making of this statement in the hope that it will assist in setting the record straight."
The exact details of the settlement have not been disclosed.
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