Hong Kong pop star Andy Lau is suing a gossip magazine that claimed he is in serious financial difficulties.

The singer and actor, 43, is taking THREE WEEKLY magazine and its editor to court for defamation over two articles which accused him of being heavily in debt after a series of lawsuits.

A spokesman for Lau says the magazine "published false information in order to increase its sales".

Lau is demanding an apology from the publication and its editor and wants the magazine to "donate all the money it gained from using the name of Andy Lau" to a local charity.

29/07/2004 21:49