6 Celebrities Who Were Sued – and Won

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Being a celebrity comes with a certain level of scrutiny and potential legal troubles. While many celebrities have found themselves on the receiving end of lawsuits, some have been able to successfully defend themselves in court including Ed Sheeran and Gwyneth Paltrow in just the last few months. Here are six other celebrities who were sued and won.

Taylor Swift
In 2013, Taylor Swift was sued by radio host David Mueller, who claimed she falsely accused him of groping her at a meet-and-greet event. Swift countersued for assault and battery, and a jury found in her favor, awarding her $1 in damages.

Tom Cruise
In 2013, Tom Cruise was sued by magazine publisher Michael Davis, who claimed Cruise’s publicist defamed him by falsely accusing him of extortion. Cruise countersued for defamation, and a jury found in his favor, awarding him $10 million in damages.

Britney Spears
In 2012, Britney Spears was sued by former bodyguard Fernando Flores, who claimed that she had sexually harassed him. Spears denied the allegations and countersued for defamation. The case was settled out of court in Spears’ favor.

In 2012, Madonna was sued by a group of fans who claimed she started a concert late and then left the stage early, violating their rights as ticket holders. The case was dismissed by a judge, who ruled that the fans’ claims had no merit.

Jennifer Lopez
In 2014, Jennifer Lopez was sued by her former driver, Hakob Manoukian, who claimed that he was unfairly demoted and then forced to resign after he complained about being owed overtime pay. The case was dismissed by a judge, who ruled that Manoukian’s claims lacked evidence.

In 2010, Jay-Z was sued by a music producer named Dwayne Walker, who claimed that he had designed the logo for Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records and was owed royalties for it. Jay-Z denied the allegations and the case was dismissed by a judge, who ruled that Walker had waited too long to file the lawsuit.

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