Czech actor wins libel case

Actor Marek Vasut has won a libel case against the tabloid Aha which wrote that the actor’s health was undermined by his highly promiscuous lifestyle and claimed that he was suffering from severe depressions. According to the internet news site Idnes which reported the news on Friday, the tabloid’s publisher has been ordered to pay the actor the sum of one million crowns –the highest sum ever awarded for libel in this country. The daily notes that the news has been greeted with satisfaction by Czech celebrities who see it as an important precedent.