Louis Walsh is the only X Factor judge to have not hit the headlines in recent weeks – and with today’s news we bet he wishes he’d stayed out of them.
The 58-year-old reality TV judge is being investigated by police after claims from a 24-year-old single dad that he was groped by Louis in the toilets of a club. The incident is alleged to have taken place in April this year at Dublin’s Russell Court Hotel; the un-named man told police he spent time with the boy band manager in the hotel’s private bar and in its Krystle night club, the alleged assault occurred when they both visited the club’s toilet.
Police are examining CCTV footage and Louis is helping police with their inquiries, saying in a statement that he is confident of being proved innocent, “The allegations made against me are wholly false and with no foundation. I will happily cooperate fully with the police and am 100 per cent confident that after a full investigation I will be fully exonerated.”