Westlife stars: We’ll give evidence to clear Louis Walsh of sex assault claims27/06/2011 16:50
WESTLIFE stars Kian Egan and Shane Filan said yesterday they were prepared to give evidence to help clear X Factor judge Louis Walsh of an alleged sex assault.
Kian, 31, said: ‘We are ready to speak to police to clear Louis’ name.
‘We are with him 100% and will fully co-operate with the inquiry, but he is innocent.’
Louis denies groping a 24-year-old man at the Krystle nightclub in Dublin while out celebrating with Westlife after a gig. He has called the claims ‘lies’.
Although he has not been arrested, Walsh, 58, met with police at the Four Seasons Hotel in the Dublin suburb of Ballsbridge on Friday to help with the investigation.
Louis said: ‘It did not happen so therefore there is no case to answer. I am extremely angry that someone is trying to tarnish my name and reputation.
‘I am hoping that this matter will be resolved as quickly as possible.’