Neil Morrissey accepts Daily Mail 'bar ban' pay out

The Daily Mail alleged that the actor had been banned from a French bar for drunken behaviour.

Actor Neil Morrissey has accepted substantial undisclosed damages from the publisher of the Daily Mail over a claim that he was banned from a French bar over "le binge drinking".

Morrissey, 49, best known for his TV role in Men Behaving Badly, was not at London's High Court today for the settlement of his libel action against Associated Newspapers.

His solicitor, Peter Crawford, told Judge Richard Parkes QC that two articles in the Daily Mail last March alleged that he was banned from the bar near his French retreat because of his rowdy, drunken behaviour.

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