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Mohamed, Dodi Fayed

BUSTED

By Paul Anka

10/10/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Paul Anka both literally and figuratively check-mated Mohamed and Dodi Fayed in a defamation lawsuit that just settled in Anka's favor ... TMZ has learned.

Mohamed Al-Fayed sued Anka, claiming the singer lied in his autobiography, "My Way," when he claimed he loaned Princess Diana's BF $150k after Dodi had a huge amount of cash confiscated by U.S. Customs.  Anka claimed Dodi begged him for the loan because he was afraid Mohamed would go nuts that his son tried pulling a fast one with Customs, losing a boatload of cash as a result.

Anka also claimed Dodi paid the money back with a rubber check, and Mohamed eventually agreed to pay the loot because he feared Anka would blow the lid on Dodi's customs problem.

In his lawsuit, Mohamed claimed Anka made the story up -- he NEVER loaned Dodi a penny.

Well guess what Anka produced?  The checks below -- yes, we got copies.  We're told when Anka's lawyer produced the legal tender to Mohamed's lawyers, they turned very pale and the case settled very quickly.

The terms of the settlement are confidential, but our sources say Anka's lawyers will be able to dine out ... on Mohamed's dime.  We're told Mohamed agreed to pay $70k to Anka's legal eagles.

We couldn't reach Mohamed for comment.  Anka was mum.

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25 COMMENTS

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1.

Kirby89    

That's in pounds, not dollars.

192 days ago
2.

NOT ELMO    

is that mexican money............lol

192 days ago
3.

OhWell    

What Did You Say....


"We couldn't reach Harvey for comment".

191 days ago
4.

PowerBlue    

Nice! Nothing like catching swindlers dead-to-rights...

191 days ago
5.

static    

Damned 1%er problems.

191 days ago
6.

Ozzie X    

lovely bank notes, I'll take two.

191 days ago
7.

Ozzie X    

Kris Jenner beat me to it.

191 days ago
8.

South Side     

#richpeopleproblems

191 days ago
9.

Keyser Söze    

Obviously, it never damned on Al-Fayed that Anka would have kept the check, didn't it?

So dumb.

191 days ago
10.

anony    

Anka's book is excellent. No scandal in his career. Been around a long time. Would take his word for everything he said.
Would NOT believe anything Mohamed Al-Fayed said. Ever.

191 days ago
11.

awards    

So Paul put a hit out on Dodi, eh?

Makes sense to me!

191 days ago
12.

Clytemnestra     

Paul Anka has always had an outstanding reputation for integrity in business as well as personal matters. I'm glad to see that reputation stand up in court.

191 days ago
13.

fonzie    

This is the most bizarre story I have ever read. Paul Anka and Dodi Al Fayed in the same story? What?

191 days ago
14.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Where's the photo of Kris Jenner? Every story needs a photo of Kris Jenner. And a picture of Lamar Odom - maybe you can photoshop manacles and a pack of dogs chasing him thru the airport. I bet it made you people proud when his last efforts to save his career went down the toilet because because of you reporting what Kris Jenner told you - of him going to NYC to try to convince people he's not a drug addicted bum.
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I can't wait to see what you write after you've hounded him so bad he commits suicide.

191 days ago
15.

nan    

So Dodi father agreed to pay Paul Anka because he wanted this kept out of the public , and Paul put it in his book.?
Then Dodis father lies about it and they agree to settle with a confidentiality agreement and Harvey "My Way" Levin just happens to end up with copies of the checks?
Rich people problems

191 days ago
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