Elton John Settles Dispute with Ex Wife Renate Blauel
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Elton John and his ex-wife Renate Blauel have resolved their legal dispute over Elton's autobiography and the film Rocketman.
Blauel had sued Sir Elton in June, claiming he'd broken the terms of their divorce deal by discussing their four-year marriage, which ended in 1988. He made "repeated and flagrant" breaches of their divorce agreement in both his book and the Oscar-winning biopic, she alleged.
In addition to seeking an injunction to prevent future disclosures, she also claimed damages and cost to the tune of £3.9 million.
Blauel's lawyers said the disclosures caused her "depression and anxiety" and her condition was "exacerbated by press interest in her" following the publication of Sir Elton's memoir, "Me," a year ago.
Elton's side claimed that the details in the book and film were public knowledge and that the divorce agreement applied "only to private and confidential matters."
The two have now resolved the issue amicably and a statement issued on their behalf reads: "The parties are happy to announce that they have resolved this case, in a way that acknowledges Renate's need for privacy.
"For her part, Renate acknowledges that Elton has acted in a dignified and respectful way towards her in the last 30 years and has been always happy to help her. They will not be discussing each other, or their marriage, in future and will be making no further comment about the case."
Elton and Blauel got married in 1984 and split four years later.