Adele to sue French magazine for publishing fake sex tape photographs

-British singer immediately rubbished reports she appears in images
-Hoax is latest in line of fake celebrity sex tapes
-Comes days after she scooped six Grammy Awards

By Peter Allen

Claims: Fake photos of Adele are in the latest edition of Public magazine

Adele is set to sue a French magazine after it published fake photos it claimed came from a sex tape starring the award-winning star.

The 23-year-old immediately rubbished reports it was her in the images, which 'Public' claimed came from footage taken on a smartphone and printed on its front page today.

It comes just days after the Someone Like You singer scooped six Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and is likely to leave her legions of loyal fans shocked.

Adele's lawyers Schillings is now launching legal action against the French publication, which claims to have more than 3million readers each week.

A statement sent to MailOnline said: 'We are informed that the French magazine Public has today published images which it claims show our client in a sex tape.

'Our client has not appeared in a sex tape as claimed in the article. Our client does not appear in the photographs.

'Such claims are untrue and grossly defamatory. Our client is taking legal action in relation to this matter.'

Winner: Adele scooped six Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday

Although the fake photos may cause slight embarrassment to the singing star, they are unlikely to stop her enjoying what has so far been an incredible year.

Professionally she has made a startling comeback following surgery on a throat haemorrhage.

And personally, she has just moved into a new £15,000-a-month mansion close to her new boyfriend, 37-year-old charity boss Simon Konecki.

The handsome red brick West Sussex home, which was sold for £1.8 million in 2004 - and now said to be worth £6 million - was built at the end of the 19th century and was originally designed as an aristocratic family house with its own ballroom.

She also cheered fans earlier this week by denying rumours she will take an extended break from the music industry, to reveal she will soon be making another album.

Together: Adele (left) has just moved into a new £15,000-a-month mansion close to her new boyfriend, 37-year-old charity boss Simon Konecki (right)