U.S. boxing promoter Don King won a legal victory in London’s Court of Appeal over allegations that he is an anti-Semite. New York lawyer Judd Burstein made the claim in a 2003 magazine interview. Burstein’s remarks were widely read in Britain, where King commenced proceedings to clear his name last year. On Tuesday the Court of Appeal refused Burstein’s attempts to stop the action. He now will have to apologize to King and pay damages and costs, or lodge a defense. “I have fought racism and bigotry all my life, so being called a racist bigot by Burstein has really upset me,” King said. “I am grateful that the London Court of Appeal will now allow me to clear my name.”
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