Josh Hartnett to sue over sex claim

Josh Hartnett to sue the Mirror over sex claim

Josh Hartnett is all set to take the Daily Mirror to court after the newspaper alleged he had a ‘sexual dalliance’ in a public area of a London hotel.

The very unhappy chappy, who is set to star in a West End production of Rain Man, said through his lawyers that he is seeking damages for defamation – and a public apology.

The Mirror claimed that Hartnett, 30, was caught on CCTV engaging in sexual acts in the library of a Soho hotel.

But the enraged Pearl Harbour actor has denied the allegations, labelling them as ‘not only untrue but a complete fabrication’, said his legal representatives, who added that the claims were ‘defamatory and unsubstantiated’.

Hartnett is due to play Rain Man’s Charlie Bobbett – the role made famous by Tom Cruise in the 80s big screen version – at the Apollo Theatre from 19 September.

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