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Dodi Fayed's Dad

Sues Paul Anka

'My Way' Is B.S.

6/3/2013 5:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The billionaire father of Dodi Fayed is suing music legend Paul Anka, claiming the singer defamed him in his autobiography by trashing Dodi and claiming daddy Mohamed Al-Fayed was always there to clean up his messes. 

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Anka's stories in his book, "My Way," falsely portray Dodi as "a womanizing, drug-using deadbeat and criminal."   According to the suit, Anka falsely claims Mohamed regularly stepped in to protect his son ... in one case agreeing to pay "hush money" to Anka over a loan he made to Dodi. 

According to Anka, Dodi had $150k seized at U.S. Customs and was scared his dad would find out, so he convinced Anka to front him a loan for the cash.  Anka claims Dodi paid it back with a rubber check, and Mohamed ended up agreeing to pay the loot out of fear Anka would blow the lid on Dodi's Customs problems.

According to the suit, Anka went on to talk about what a screwup Dodi was ... claiming Mohamed ended up having his son banished from L.A. because Dodi was so out of control.

Anka's not scared, telling TMZ  "We have the evidence.  We're very confident in this.  Everything is true."

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1.

Laura    

Anka's book is in pretty poor taste all the way around. He covers so many people who have died, like Sinatra, and rats them out like the weasel he is.

486 days ago
2.

What You Really Want To See    

Goody. A new instalment of, 'Jews and Muslims With Money.' I can't wait for the next episode.

486 days ago
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GTO    

Anka's old School with long friends, not the type you'd want to screw with. Those that are never talk about it.

486 days ago
4.

Toilethead    

The truth can hurt. Get over it.

486 days ago
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Teresa Ducham    

Old news

486 days ago
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Aribellais    

Paul Anka is a loser, a has been and this is how washups draw interest for their books - they air private moments, secrets and details about people that considered him a friend, conveniently when they're dead, buried and no longer here to defend themselves. That's classy and typical of the washed up vermin who continually miss their cute on when to leave the party and simply go away.

486 days ago
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Hannah231    

Is he so lame that he has to use dead people to make his autobiography about HIMSELF more interesting?! Seriously, get a grip Anka and write about your own egotistical self, or at least someone who can defend themselves/give their side of the story. He is so arrogant.

486 days ago
8.

OnThree    

What does Princess Diana have to do with this?

486 days ago
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Quinns    

Whether he's a has been, weasel etc. Sorry but he's telling the truth. There were stories back in the day about Dodi and everyone knew daddy supported him and always had his back. Plus Anka isnt afraid and has proof. Its not like he lying about a saint, although daddy seems to think so.

486 days ago
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campy    

Good luck with that lawsuit. Frank Sinatra Sr. spent two years and 2 million dollars trying to keep Kitty Kelly from writing and publishing 'His Way'. Long story short, Sinatra lost. Great book btw.

486 days ago
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Quinns    

Daddy should have kept his mouth shut too, he knows what Anka is saying is true..daddy supported and cleaned up his son's messes. If he just didnt say anything, no one would be curious about the book and it would go away. I havent heard of others complaining, theyre just hoping no one buys it and it goes away.

486 days ago
12.

spader    

I saw Mohamed Al-Fayed on the Ali G show and he was hilarious. When it comes to his son though the conspiracy theories are totally out of control.

486 days ago
13.

Bear King of the Dead Thread Heads (and he means it)    

Dodi was a screw up.

486 days ago
14.

News Flash     

Wow now that's interesting!

486 days ago
15.

steve    

Oh those crazy Arab's. Got to Lov......., Oh those crazy Arabs.......

486 days ago
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