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Let the lawsuits begin against lying, cheating fraud Lance Armstrong

AFP - British newspaper The Sunday Times said on Sunday that it is suing Lance Armstrong for over £1 million ($1.6 million, 1.2 million euros) over a libel payment made to the disgraced cyclist in 2006.

The newspaper paid Armstrong £300,000 to settle a libel case after previously suggesting that he may have cheated.

But the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) subsequently found that he had led the "most sophisticated" doping programme in sporting history, leading to a life ban for the Texan, who was also stripped of his seven Tour de France wins.

The Sunday Times is reportedly demanding the return of the original settlement payment, along with interest and legal costs.

In a letter to Armstrong's lawyers, the paper said: "It is clear that the proceedings were baseless and fraudulent. Your representations that you had never taken performance-enhancing drugs were deliberately false."

The newspaper had long questioned Armstrong's achievements and in 2004 it published an article stating that it was appropriate for questions about his success to be "posed and answered".

After Armstrong's lawyers issued a writ, the newspaper settled with him in June 2006.

by Anonymousreply 712/27/2012

Asshole who gave himself ball cancer.

by Anonymousreply 112/24/2012

This lawsuit was predicted in a thread here about three or four months ago.

by Anonymousreply 212/24/2012

This is the second lawsuit that I've heard of. An insurer who put up the prize money for some race (can't recall which) filed right after the anti-doping agency reached its conclusion and he was stripped of his TDF victories. I wonder how many others are in the works.

by Anonymousreply 312/24/2012

Lance just announced he's forming a new charity - Dopestrong!

by Anonymousreply 412/26/2012

Must say, Armstrong's lawsuit against the newspaper was pretty (one) ballsy.

by Anonymousreply 512/26/2012

Lance is hot.

by Anonymousreply 612/27/2012

Lance is a wrinkled, puny, rat-faced, ball-shriveled loser. He looks 58.

by Anonymousreply 712/27/2012
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