Louis Walsh's name is cleared


Louis Walsh‘s nightmare has ended and the sexual assault case against him has been dropped by police.

The X Factor judge had fiercely denied last week’s unsubstantiated allegations that he indecently assaulted a 24-year-old man in a nightclub toilet.

‘I have been informed by An Garda Síochána that I am now no longer under investigation. I have robustly maintained from the outset that this alleged incident did not occur,’ says Louis, 58.

‘While I obviously welcome today’s confirmation from the Garda that the matter has been dropped I remain outraged that this story ran in the first place…’

The music manager was said to be ‘in tears’ when he was falsely accused of ‘groping’ the single dad at Krystle Nightclub in Dublin after a Westlife gig on 10 April.

‘I have no intention of letting this matter rest until I have received total and absolute vindication,’ Louis tells the Daily Mail.

‘This has been a hugely distressing time for me but I would like to thank all my friends and colleagues for their support and I am now just looking forward to getting back to work.’

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