Flatley dancing after judgment


"Riverdance" creator Michael Flatley has won an $11.1 million default judgment in a defamation lawsuit filed against a real estate agent who publicly claimed he sexually assaulted her during a trip to Las Vegas.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Stern ordered Tyna Marie Robertson to pay the multi-million dollar amount. Stern wrote that Flatley's testimony to the importance of his reputation, the impact of Robertson's false claims and other documents filed "conclusively" established that her claims were false and caused the dancer emotional distress.