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Louis' accuser back in court over €5k debt

THE man charged with making a false allegation against pop mogul Louis Walsh is being pursued for the full payment of a credit union loan.

Leonard Watters (24) has been given more time to come to an arrangement with a credit union to pay off a loan of €7,000.

Watters, a father-of-two, was summoned to appear before Navan District Court after St Mary's Navan Credit Union initiated civil enforcement proceedings against him to recover an outstanding debt.

He owes nearly €5,700 to the credit union.

Watters, who is unemployed, told reporters outside Navan District Court that he has spoken to the credit union and he is attempting to come to some new arrangement for the repayment of the loan arrears.

A solicitor acting on behalf of St Mary's Credit Union asked the court for the matter to be adjourned for eight weeks.

Judge Patrick McMahon adjourned the matter to December 7.

Watters is currently before the courts accused of making two false statements to gardai claiming he was sexually assaulted by X Factor judge Louis Walsh in Dublin nightclub, Krystle.

He is accused of making a false report to gardai at Harcourt Terrace Garda Station on June 20. It is also alleged that he made a second false report to gardai at his home on June 28, contrary to Section 12 of the Criminal Law Act 1976.







CHARGES

Watters, who is from Navan but has no fixed abode, is due before Dublin District Court on those matters on November 2 when he is to indicate his pleas to the charges.

He is currently on bail on the false statement charges, and as part of his bail conditions he must avoid contact with Mr Walsh and the members of boyband, Westlife.

A District Court conviction for making a false report to gardai can result in a fine or a sentence not exceeding 12 months.

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