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Louis Walsh 'won't rest until he receives vindication'

Music guru says gardaí have confirmed they are no longer investigating allegations against him.

MUSIC MANAGER LOUIS Walsh has confirmed that gardaí are no longer investigating allegations made against him.

In a statement today he said he is “outraged” at the allegations, which emerged last week – and that he won’t rest until he is vindicated.

A man withdrew his claims today against Walsh.

The allegations were first reported in The Sun last week.

In a statement released today, Walsh said:

I have been informed by An Garda Síochána that I am now no longer under investigation.  I have robustly maintained from the outset that this alleged incident did not occur.  While I obviously welcome today’s confirmation from the Garda that the matter has been dropped I remain outraged that this story ran in the first place in The Sun and I have instructed my libel lawyer to vigorously pursue legal action against the paper and they will also be taking action in relation to a number of other equally serious related matters.

He said that he is not going to let the incident rest until “I have received total and absolute vindication”.

This has been a hugely distressing time for me but I would like to thank all my friends and colleagues for their support and I am now just looking forward to getting back to work.
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