Presley Wins Defamation Lawsuit
Aug. 25, 1998
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) _ Priscilla Presley won $75,000 in a defamation lawsuit against a man who claimed they had an affair before she married Elvis Presley.
Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Curry ruled Aug. 19 that Lavern Currie Grant, a former Army buddy of Presley's, made false statements that were repeated and used as the source for the book ``Child Bride: The Untold Story of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley'' by Suzanne Finstad.
Ms. Presley has long assured the world she was a virgin when she married The King.
Grant was ordered to pay $75,000. Ms. Presley had sued for at least $10 million.
Ms. Finstad wasn't sued. Grant could not be located Tuesday.
``I am very pleased that I have been vindicated by this judgment,'' Ms. Presley said in a statement.