Sugababes bust up - Keisha threatens to see Amelle in court
According to The Daily Star’s analysis of media reports and Twitter, ousted Sugababe Keisha Buchanan has threatened to see Amelle Berrabah in court for suggesting she was a bully. Rumours have been rife since relations in the band soured and Keisha, the sole survivor of the original sugary line-up, was replaced. It was suggested that Berrabah succumbed to nervous exhaustion after being on the receiving end of bullying from Keisha but the matter remains as speculation. So it appears Keisha’s not finished with Amelle yet and is lining up the lawyers.
Publishing stories suggesting someone is a bully that are not based on substantiated facts that damage their reputation can amount to defamation. Amelle can say what she wants but it’s the papers that publish the allegations that are liable when it comes to defamation. Keisha might be seeking to put forward an argument based on the fact that she was forced out of the band because of false bullying claims that damaged her reputation and career – let’s see if her lawyers go for it – probably not one for spinning a CFA on.