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Mohamed, Dodi Fayed


By Paul Anka

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

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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Yeah, I'm confused. One check is for Dollars and one check is for Pounds.

376 days ago


Way to go, Paul!

376 days ago


You look very nice too!

376 days ago


Safe to say that Paul Anka is NOT a liar. Way to go Paul - Always keep records that matter!

376 days ago


That spoiled over indulged boy-man got Princess Diana killed. Dumb POS.

376 days ago


Well, one has to wonder what Diana was falling into when she hung out with Dodi?. Good for Paul...Mohamed isn't such a smart businessman if you don't keep copies of your checks.

376 days ago


These people are nothing but a bunch of phonies. Dodi was responsible for Princess Diana's death. Changing his mind all the time, not telling his security team what he was doing and having a drunk driver take them home. After this check incident, his Dad didn't realize what a loser Dodi was? Mohamed tried to turn it around and blame the royal family for Diana's death. He should be sued for slander too.

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