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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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31.

NOT ELMO    

Dodi Fayed's Dad
Sues Paul Anka
'My Way' Is B.S.......................ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

507 days ago
32.

Jen    

Are we still talking about these people in such a way? Can't we remember their legacies instead? Oh no, wait, Paul Anka needs attention, all bets are off.

507 days ago
33.

BB not bb    

Everything Anka said may be true, but he breached an agreement with the father not to spill the beans on the son. The father paid off Anka to keep the information from coming out. Maybe Anka forgot, but he is still wrong. This is maybe why the father is mad and suing.


Dodi is obviously a man of indiscretion. His affair with Diana ended with both of them being assassinated. I don't think the house of Windsor could play off a half Arab baby as belonging to Charles. Maybe they were scared that the Fayed family would even claim the baby and and make it be Muslim.


Gossip brings up problems. You have to be careful what stories you tell and how you tell them. If you go out of your way to smear someone, you are going to reap a lot of bad feelings.

507 days ago
34.

TheBestHeEverHad    

So, why is Diana's pic up there?

507 days ago
35.

Barbara    

Mohammed Fayed should stop trying to make his son out to be some kind of saint. When Dodi first started dating Diana in the summer of 1997, a Canadian newsmagazine wrote a revealng profile of him - let's just say that Diana was really scraping the bottom of the barrel.

506 days ago
36.

burning_plastic    

If you accept "hush money" and then talk about it later, you are a POS. I wasn't interested in his book anyway but this is low class.

506 days ago
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