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EastEnders actress wins damages over lesbian story

Steve Leng November 22, 2007

Actress Samantha Janus has won substantial damages from a claim that she had engaged in a “three hour drug fueled lesbian orgy.”

She sued the Sunday Sport after story entitled “Sam’s sex and drugs shame” hit newsstands on 22 July this year.

Two topless photos of Janus, taken by her ex boyfriend Doug Harwood, accompanied the article.

As well as the lesbian claims it was also said that the EastEnders actress took part in “coke-fuelled threesomes.”

Her solicitor David Price said: “The truth is that, contrary to the article, at no time did the claimant and Mr Harwood have sexual relations in the presence of others, let alone indulge in a drug-fuelled orgy of the kind described in the article.

He told the High Court: “I am pleased to tell your Lordship that the defendants are here today to apologise to the claimant for publishing the article.

“The defendants have agreed to pay the claimant a substantial sum in damages together with her legal costs.

“They have also undertaken not to repeat the allegations or republish the photographs.”

Ms Janus joined the EastEnders cast in May.

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