There was sensationalism and untruths all the time and I felt really frustrated. So I concentrated on this book [Feel: Robbie Williams, published in 2005] where I was 100% honest.
So in the same week the book comes out, there’s a guy that says I was in Manchester, I chatted him up, I took him out to the canal and I sucked his cock.
Now the problem that I had with that at the time was that it was untrue – and I’d written this book where the truth is. And it hurt me and upset me.
If there was a way to sue anybody in the press at the time for absolutely anything I would have and I did. Whether that was someone saying I was gay or someone saying I was sleeping with somebody that I didn’t sleep with.
I’m sad that people – and people will because they are people – would perceive that me suing the papers that week was anything other than to do with the fact that I could sue them.
Nothing to do with the gay stuff, just that they were lying.”— Robbie Williams, addressing why he decided to go all litigious over some gay rumors in an exclusive interview with Attitude