Rafael Nadal wins defamation case former French health and sports minister

Updated: Nov 18, 2017, 12:44 IST | AFP

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal won a defamation case against former French health and sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after she accused him of doping on television

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal won a defamation case against former French health and sports minister Roselyne Bachelot after she accused him of doping on television.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Bachelot was fined 500-euro by a court in Paris and ordered to pay 12,000 euros in damages and legal fees to Nadal over the allegation she made in March 2016. "When I decided to go to court it was not only to defend my own reputation as a sportsman but also to defend the values I have always held," Nadal said. Bachelot, the ex-minister from 2007-2010, alleged that Nadal had faked an injury in 2012, when he missed the final six months of the season due to knee problems, in order to hide a positive drug test.

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