Motorsport boss Max Mosley has launched a libel claim in the French courts against the News of the World over allegations he engaged in a Nazi-themed orgy.
The UK Sunday newspaper alleged that Mosley had been involved in a London orgy with five prostitutes and posted video of the affair on its website.
Moseley failed with a legal attempt in the English courts to get the video taken down and has now decided to pursue the matter in the French courts.
The action has been made possible because the print edition of News of the World is available in France and the online version was also accessible.
Moseley is also about to embark on a separate breach of privacy case in the UK. This issue has been scheduled for court in July.