Louis Walsh is '100 per cent innocent'
Westlife's Shane Filan has defended Louis Walsh against allegations he groped a 24-year-old man, saying he is sure Louis is innocent.
Louis Walsh is "100 per cent innocent" regarding claims he sexually assaulted a man.
The 'X Factor' judge - who is accused of molesting a 24-year-old dad by groping his groin area after they met in a Dublin bar in April - only spoke briefly to the alleged victim according to Westlife star Shane Filan.
Shane told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "I was with Louis on the night this supposedly happened and I'm 100 per cent that he is innocent.
"Louis, me, my wife and the boys were at a table minding our own business.
"This guy came up and said he was going to be in a dance TV show. Louis wasn't talking to the guy any more than the rest of us. I didn't see him go off with this guy. Not to the toilet or anywhere else.
"I have no doubt about Louis's character. This is not the man I've known for 15 years. I didn't see anything untoward. I've never seen him act inappropriately with anyone."
Louis has also been receiving support from his other showbiz friends, including Sharon Osbourne, Sir Elton John and Simon Cowell.
He said: "Simon called me he was brilliant. Sharon was on and Cheryl Cole called me. Elton called and offered me any support I needed."