Deana Uppal loses Big Brother, Conor libel case

1 comment - Posted on April 11 2014 at 10:31pm

Deana - Big Brother 2012 final

Former Big Brother star Deana Uppal has lost a libel case that she launched against Channel 5 and Endemol over comments made by her fellow housemate Conor McIntyre.

During the thirteenth series of the show, aired in 2012, Conor had a bitter feud with the beauty queen, whom he branded a “piece of s**t” and made sexually explicit threats towards.

In the months afterwards, Deana filed a lawsuit against C5 and Endemol, with her lawyers arguing McIntyre’s infamous epilator ‘rap’ had implied she was sexually promiscuous and of below average intelligence.

The comments in question were as follows:

With who? I’ll give her a fun game, I’ll stick this [a hair brush] up her fucking minge, the stupid bastard, I’ll give her a fucking epilator. I’m gonna play loads of pranks on her because she’s a fucking piece of shit, I don’t give a fuck if I get pulled into the Diary Room, so it could be…

Deana also complained about a remark made by Scott Mason referring to an Indian takeaway, which she claimed had made her appear socially or intellectually inferior because of her origin.

However, the Birmingham Mail reports that high court judge Mr Justice Dingemans ruled in favour of the defendants on Wednesday, saying that the incidents were not defamatory.

“Neither of the broadcasts was capable of bearing the meanings alleged by Miss Uppal, or any other meanings defamatory of her,” said the judge.

“Any reasonable viewer would have understood that the person whose reputation might have been adversely affected by this was the person who made up the rap, and not Ms Uppal.”

It is understood that Deana is still fighting separate cases against C5 and Endemol, accusing them of breaching contracts and their duty of care.

Conor’s comments previously landed Channel 5 in hot water with Ofcom, who ruled that their broadcast had breached guidelines concerning ‘generally accepted standards’.

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1 comment on this article

  1. Lewis Griffiths says:
    Sat 12 Apr Reply !

    Anything to try and grab some compensation, eh Deana?

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