Sir Elton sues The Times over tax story

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Pop star Sir Elton John is suing The Times for libel over two articles he claims falsely linked him to an “immoral” tax avoidance scheme.

In the "How movie millions are moved offshore" articles, the newspaper said Patrick McKenna, chief executive of Ingenious Media, was Sir Elton's former accountant and implied he had been advised to engage in tax avoidance through the use of film finance partnerships.

The day after the article appeared (22 June) The Times published a correction acknowledging that McKenna had never been the star's accountant.

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