Eastenders star sues The Sun

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Former Eastenders’ star Mohammed George, who played Gus Smith in the popular TV soap for five years, has started a libel action against The Sun.

The Hackney-born actor was labelled a “woman beater” by the newspaper after he was arrested in 2006 following a row with his partner Emma Archibald.

Although Mr George admitted to hitting his girlfriend with a rubbish bag which had split open and accepted a police caution for common assault, he claimed the paper accused him of “acting like a wild animal” during the incident.

Speaking on behalf of Mr George, Ronald Thwaites QC said Mr George felt that being called a “woman beater” was “one step away from being described as a paedophile”.

However, Mr Thwaites added that The Sun “stood by the truth of what they had written”.

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