Leonardo DiCaprio is a ‘pervert’, claims French tabloid editor sued by Leo

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Before Kelly Rohrbach made her debut as Leonardo DiCaprio’s official girlfriend, there were many, many rumors that Leo was possibly hooking up with Rihanna on the downlow. They kept showing up to the same parties and events and it seemed like an obvious enough conclusion to come to. So obvious, in fact, that a French tabloid called Oops! (I sh-t you not) claimed that not only were Leo and Rihanna hooking up, but that she was totally preggo with his baby. Not only that, Oops claimed that Leo wanted nothing to do with Rihanna and the baby.

Leo unsurprisingly dropped a lawsuit on Oops, taking advantage of the more lawsuit-friendly libel laws in France. He sought $20,000 (approximately), which is the maximum amount for these kinds of cases. At the time of the lawsuit filing (early June), Oops’ editor Frederic Truskolaski spoke to Gossip Cop and basically said of course he made up the story and who’s to say that some or all of it was true or false? Truskolaski basically said that yeah, he expected to lose the suit but he probably wouldn’t have to pay the full $20K. Guess what? Leo totally won and Truskolaski was ordered to pay about $8,800 to Leo in damages and legal fees. But that’s not the best part of this story. After Truskolaski lost the suit, he gave another interview to Gossip Cop and he basically went completely bonkers. Here’s part of what he said:

In its decision, the French court found that Oops violated the country’s strict right to privacy laws by publishing information about DiCaprio’s personal life and using two paparazzi pictures of him on the street. Truskolaski now tells Gossip Cop exclusively, “We were totally expecting this decision, since in France when any magazine speaks about a celebrity’s private life the magazine is automatically condemned.”

Truskolaski, however, is not quite done with DiCaprio. He says the actor, with a penchant for dating much younger models, is “a pervert.” Digging himself an even deeper hole, he also tells Gossip Cop that he suspects DiCaprio’s lawsuit was based on a “racial issue.” And while he should have cut his losses there, the magazine owner says, “DiCaprio almost systematically goes out with Aryan-type girls, always blonde hair,” further alleging without any sound basis, “He could not stand the fact that our magazine was saying he was having a baby with a black girl .”

[From Gossip Cop]

A pervert? Aryan-type girls? Racial issue? BRUH. I almost feel sorry for this guy because it feels like he’s obviously going to get sued again. It’s one thing to note that Leo always tends to go for willowy blondes, it’s quite another to completely make up a story about Leo impregnating Rihanna, then calling him a “pervert” for justifiably suing and winning such an obviously open-and-shut case.

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  1. Div says:

    I wonder why Leo sued in the first place? I mean I understand that libel laws are way, way stricter in France, Germany, and the UK (and other parts of Europe) while nearly impossible to enforce in the USA for celebrities…but no one believes Oops!. Maybe if it was the Daily Fail, which can be incredibly heinous and misrepresent facts, but which has a wide reach….I would understand it. But Oops!? I do think it was unfair of the guy to accuse Leo of being a racist because he dates nearly identical blondes and not WOC, and to imply that this was the cause of the lawsuit…and I wonder if he’ll get sued again.

    • Jas says:

      It’s bad enough that tabloids print lies but when someone is falsely claiming that he would abandon his own child that is beyond reprehensible. Can you imagine how upsetting it would be for him to have readers believing that and then have that vicious lie spread across the internet with many believing it to be true?

    • Chichi says:

      I dont think exclusively dating a pale blondes makes a man racist. I do think that PUBLICLY dating only pale blondes and hiding the others is racist. And make no mistake, Leo has long been rumored to have interracial hook ups. He has been snapped with willowy dark skinned girls but the caption always reads something like “Leo and pals” whereas had the girl been white the caption would most definitely read “Leo and potential gf?”. My point is I think both he and his team go a long way to not be linked with anything but a certain type even when its untrue.

      Besides after all the lies he has read about himself in French tabloids, from drug use to diva behavior to even wild orgies, THIS is the one he sued over? Rihanna doesnt seem to give a damn even though i could be more damaging to her with such young fans.

      • eowyn says:

        This.
        He is hiding his girls when they don’t fit a certain type.

      • Div says:

        Interesting. I had no idea that he was “hiding” girls. You do have a point that “this” is the story he got so infuriated about, when there have been just as bad ones.

      • Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

        @Chichi: Wow. That’s some twisted logic you’ve got going there. Leo doesn’t control the captions the media put with his photos. You’re just grasping at straws in a pathetic attempt to label him a racist. What don’t you come clean about your real reasons for not liking him instead of insulting our intelligence with such tripe?!

      • I’ve heard that too.

    • Chinoiserie says:

      Why not sue if someone is telling lied about you and you can easily win? I doupt he had to be there in person and he has so much money that he can afford suing everyone he likes.

  2. Beth No. 2 says:

    Those pics. Leo’s metamorphosis into Jack Nicholson is 85% complete.

    • minx says:

      I thought the same. He looks horrible.

    • Tate says:

      Almost there!

    • Alice says:

      I think he’s going for Orzon Welles.

    • Beth No. 2 says:

      System update: it has now reached 95%.

      http://i.imgur.com/D063Dly.jpg

      :D

      • Aussie girl says:

        That truly is one off putting photo.

      • misery chick says:

        @ BETH NO 2-Five years ago I could NOT have believed Leo would look this bad, with no end in sight. He looks better in that pic next to Jack than he does now…i totally understand that he doesn’t want to be the pretty boy teen heartthrob anymore, but dear God, why does he have to go to the opposite extreme? Does he think people will take him more seriously and go to his films vs unsophisticated movies? I love Leo’s acting, but I probably won’t go to any future movies (ahem, I mean FILMS) even if he does clean up for them ‘cuz I can’t get those arrogant and disgusting pics out of my poor brain!

    • Hannah says:

      Insult to jack.
      Jack had way more charisma and charm in his heyday!. he was never as good looking as Leo ( used to be…) but had a sort of charm and sexual magnetism Leo can’t touch.
      Watch those old movies and you will see.

      • justagirl says:

        Agree. Plus Jack wasn’t running around in little-boy shorts & running shoes; he had an adult masculinity that was attractive.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        And what’s more, Jack has/had good posture and form whereas Leo walks flat-footed with his toes point out which is why he cannot run and cannot dance. Also, pretty sure Jack showered and had decent hygiene. I don’t think Leo has bathed in over a decade. And Jack didn’t get heavy until he was much older. Leo’s been rather flabby for the last five years already. He grosses me out!

    • Sarah says:

      Leo just looks nasty. And bloated. And ick. Surely Rihanna has better taste than that. And I would totally do Jack Nicholson over Leo.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Minus the 12 Academy Award nominations (diCaprio has 5) and three wins (0 for Leo).

  3. eowyn says:

    Lmfao.
    Why are no tabloid talking about Leo being paid by billionaire and millionaire jet setters/unknow to the public?
    You know those yatchs, houses….
    Where does this new come from?
    An old jet setter in front of a camera who gives no f*ck because he know all of them and everything. A person who have been in that sphee long before Leo was born.
    I wonder why do they pay for his lifestyle?

  4. Jegede says:

    I guess it did not occur to Oops that their piece, implying Leo was making Rihanna get an abortion for her ‘pregnancy’ (a claim that has never been written about neither his officials nor jump offs) was racist in itself.

    • jinni says:

      I too think it was the baby angle that made him sue and not because he didn’t want to be associated with or rumored to be with Rihanna because she’s black.

      • Jegede says:

        Yup. It was not just about a baby

        The tabs always have pregnancy ‘exclusives’ on lock about Leo and his girlfriends.
        (And this goes for pretty much every celeb).

        But this one took it further by implying he was going to make her get rid of it.

        That’s a different type of slander.

    • Christina says:

      Truskolaski is projecting his own racism onto Dicaprio. Racists think everybody is racist.d

  5. Tala D says:

    Hahahahaha this is great

  6. pretty says:

    omg that bloated pancake face. his scalp is getting fat.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      What IS THAT? And how do I avoid it at any cost???
      (I’m a good deal older than this “star”, too!)

  7. MonicaQ says:

    I feel he’s like the male version of a Medusa. I look at him too long and I’ll turn to stone or something.

  8. Crocuta says:

    There’s nothing better for tabloid than publicity and mr. Truskolaski is taking advantage of it. Bad publicity is still publicity. 8.800 is a small price to pay for all the international exposure. He put Ooops’ name on the map and many will buy it just for curiosity. Well played & too bad for Leo falling into this mess.

    • NYer says:

      Exactly. Even the $20k max is nothing compared to what he stands to make in revenue. I’m surprised more French publishers don’t do the same thing.

  9. Priscila says:

    Well…maybe Léo is like John Mayer:his c*** has a KKK policy. Haha…..no,this is insane, he dated Bad Refaeli after all.

  10. kri says:

    That entire cover is High Art, and I am laughing so much i am cryying!!!!!!!! Also, they used one of my favorite words! I heart “enceinte”. Leo is a gross, dissipated idiot, but I don’t think it was okay for Frederic to say that he is a racist.

  11. Mimz says:

    Worst catch phrase ever: Le scoop, c’est Oops
    Give me a effin break.

    I am SO tired of people assuming that because people have preferences it means they are racist?
    I might have a preference towards dating black guys, generally, but I have been attracted to white, Latinos, mixed race guys, whatever guys?! But have not dated them because it just didn’t work for millions of reasons other than racial, many of them having to do with my own self confidence issues.
    So, although I side-eye Leo’s wandering eye in the Victoria’s secret model factory, I don’t think he’s racist because he likes blondes.
    So tired of this.

    • Leah says:

      Totally agree. Id call it a fetish though if someone dates identical women.
      I am really into hollywoods golden age in the 70s and the womanisers back then weren’t as predictable.
      Womanisers like Beatty and nickolson would date very different types of women. Blonde, brunettes, white, black, models and non models. Beatty dated someone as untraditional looking as Streisand. Even mick jagger romanced every type of woman.Those kind of men really love women, not just a very particular type of woman.
      Leo is just an over grown frat job with a fetish for blondes. It always seems like he prefers the company of his male friends.

      • Pondering thoughts says:

        Well, Leo seems to like the company of his male friends as much as the company of his slim tall blonde model girlfriends. But is that really a general preference for his male friends or are there reasons for preferring male friends over model girlfriends? Is the one group more interesting than the other? And why?

        :-D

    • Livealot says:

      I agree about preferences but one cannot deny that their preference may be rooted in the fact that society tells you one type of woman is beautiful/high end. Successful people are extremely aware of this – a la Don Sterling. Image is everything. In general tho, I agree with you and think behavior should trump all.

  12. Jo says:

    FYI, in France, Frédéric Truskolaski has a very, very, very bad reputation…

  13. capepopsie says:

    Walk in the park for Leos lawyer. . .

  14. dax says:

    Leo is one of the few actors who gives back to causes he feels strongly about. He pledged $7 million to marine conservation efforts to help protect the world’s oceans and $3 million to help save tigers in Nepal.

    How much did this fool behind that rag Oops donate to anything? Any cause at all? That man is an arrogant snarky mess, who clearly can’t back down when he prints nasty lies because he’s so full of himself. Even when a court of law in his own country tells him he’s wrong.

    And he doesn’t have the sense to use spell check when he writes a press release either.

  15. Aren says:

    I don’t like DiCaprio but this is dumb. When Rihanna was spotted coming out of his house her side’s ‘sources’ were the ones saying she didn’t want anything serious with him, and that he was the one pursuing her. Does that make HER racist?, of course not.

    • Pondering thoughts says:

      She came out of his house? Do you have a source?

    • Jegede says:

      Leo and Rihanna have been party friends for many years.
      But it was Leo who took it all the way to the LA Times to deny her.

      Usually his people got to Gossip Cop, or random outlets like E for that! (Does’t make him racist though.)

      I don’t remember anything of Leo pursuing her.
      And his sources were telling outlets like TMZ that she was the one pushing at him, and how one sided it was.

  16. nene says:

    It boggles my mind how much of a bad taste in men Rihanna has. I mean she is a very good looking woman who can date almost any man she wants.
    Leo is so 2006! Year of The Departed, before he took a long journey into Jack Nichlosonville.

    Last month I came across a story of Rihanna hooking up with Karim Benzema, Real Madrid FC star and I was like “Now, that’s more like it !”. But Riri is claiming that they are just good friends. I mean come on this dude is one of the coolest football stars in Europe with no wild stories about him and he is hot too.

    • Jegede says:

      No wild stories about Benzema?? So so wrong

    • Colette says:

      So it doesn’t bother to you Karim has a girlfriend as long as he is good looking? Personally I don’t think he is hot but neither is Leo.

    • OhDear says:

      Benzema has his share of drama as well (he was involved with the prostitution scandal with Ribery and I think there’s some drama involved with the mother of his child).

  17. serena says:

    This case aside, he IS a pervert.

  18. Hannah says:

    He looks like the guy who hosts the actors studio. James Lipton.

    http://assets.huluim.com/shows/key_art_inside_the_actors_studio.jpg

  19. Bridget says:

    I can’t believe this is the same guy as the Leonardo that was in Titanic with the perfect face.

  20. Miran says:

    10 year old me is crying in a corner somewhere. My cousins in the states used to send me copies of tiger beat and bop magazine or whatever it was and my room was wallpapered in pictures of him, lol. He is not aging well.

    • Pondering thoughts says:

      @ Miran
      It is the beard. Just wait till the beard comes off. ;-) I think he looks better with short hair. His long hair does always look greasy. Yes, he looks older and has lost some of that cooky elf charm he had in his teens and early twenties. But he does still look good.

  21. Daria Morgendorffer says:

    Leo looks like Orson Welles to me with the new man bun and beard look.

    I might be in the minority here, but I kind of unapologetically love Leo and have since I was a kid when Titanic came out. As far as him being with all of these models–any woman Leo is with is fully consenting so I’m not faulting him for having a type or a preference or doing what so many other male celebs have done, which is date girls who would be completely out of their leagues if they weren’t rich and famous. I say this now, but in a year or two, I’ll probably become as grossed out by him as I am by George Clooney, the “serial playboy” who only dated women who were beneath him until he met a woman he views as an intellectual and egotistically felt that he had “finally met his match” because he thinks he’s some kind of genius himself. Leo = the new George. Maybe when he hits 50 he’ll find some environmentally active woman and settle down.

    Leo goes for the same type of super tall and thin lanky blonde models NOW, but he has been linked to more than one black woman during his time as a celebrity. He hooked up with Naomi Campbell, briefly dated Mariah Carey, Kidada Jones, and a few other black women he was seen hooking up and leaving clubs with. Leo also got his face slashed with a piece of a broken bottle in a bar by a black model he supposedly dated. So this French publication is full of sh-t.

    • Pondering thoughts says:

      There is this theory that he dates the young and ambitious models / “actresses” because they don’t want marriage and children immediately. As soon as they start having a liking for the latter – it is over.

      • Daria Morgendorffer says:

        That figures. Just like Clooney. I personally think that kind of lifestyle becomes really seedy after a while.

  22. TessD says:

    I wonder if he got the idea for this gossip from the LipstickAlley, because that’ all the ladies on it ever talk about when it comes to Leo: that he likes black girls but for the sake of his image only goes out with the white ones.

  23. Barbara says:

    He likes willowy brunette models too. He approached my granddaughter in a club. (She didn’t respond, thinks he is old)

  24. Dr.Funkenstein says:

    That beard does not work for that guy. That’s all I’ve got.

  25. K says:

    He really is that attic picture of Dorian Gray, isn’t he.

    Having said that, the Affleck shenanigans are making me see Leo with newly appreciative eyes. He’s honest about who he is and what he wants, not dragging a woman and several desperately let-down kids in his wake.

  26. Eru says:

    Well they straight up lied. And then were like: “Yeah we lied. So what?”

    I wish celebrities could su all those in Touch, Star. Because their covers and lies are beyond ridiculous. But some people actually believe it.

  27. aurelia says:

    He sued because they blew his cover for liking “young girls”. He is prpbably after 13 year olds behind the scenes.