FIA president Max Mosley has begun libel proceedings against the News of the World over claims that he lied in denying there was a Nazi element to an S&M orgy he took part in.
Just 24 hours after Mosley won a privacy action against the British tabloid newspaper for their reports that the orgy had a Nazi theme, Mosley's solicitors have confirmed that they will be taking further action.
A statement issued by Mosley's solicitors said: "Max Mosley has today issued proceedings against the News of the World for libel.
"Following his successful privacy claim, and the attempts by the editor and staff of the News of the World to devalue the outcome of that claim, Mr. Mosley will now be pursuing a claim for damages and aggravated damages in relation to the defamatory allegations in the April 6 edition of the News of the World."
That edition of the paper carried an interview with the dominatrix who filmed the events, in which she was said to have claimed that there was a Nazi theme to the party.
And there was editorial comment in the newspaper claiming that Mosley was a liar for denying such claims.
However, the High Court ruled that there was no evidence of a Nazi theme to the party, and Women E also told Sky News today that she too clarified there was no Nazi element.
"I know for a fact, that it was spoken about, that Max actually found it quite a turn-on to speak to them in German," she said. "He liked the German language. It was prison uniforms because we were doing a German prison scene. But it wasn't Nazi."
Mosley's action against the News of the World comes alongside another action he has launched against German newspaper Bild.
According to the lawsuit, he is demanding one million Euro from Bild newspaper and a further 500,000 Euro from the newspaper's online edition in damages for their reports on his S&M orgy that took place in March.