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Leonardo DiCaprio sues magazine over baby claims with Rihanna

IANS 07 Jun 2015, 18:40:55 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has filed a lawsuit against a French magazine which claimed he was having a baby with singer Rihanna.

The 40-year-old actor has sued Oops! magazine for its May 28 cover story, which also said that the "Inception" actor would not recognise the baby as his, reports tmz.com.

DiCaprio's lawyer has called the story "pure fantasy". He is apparently demanding over $20,000 in damages and attorney fees. The amount is the maximum allowed under the French law.

According to sources, Leonardo DiCaprio's team contacted Oops! and informed the people running the magazine that the story was false. The magazine reportedly responded that they don't care.

DiCaprio and Rihanna, 27, first sparked dating rumours when they attended a birthday bash together in February this year.

They were seen together at other parties too. However, the actor dismissed the rumour in March.