Fernando Alonso has been awarded €73,000 in damages by a Spanish court after successfully suing a Spanish TV station for slander.

Fernando Alonso & Raquel del Rosario In a matter dating back to December 2009, the Antena 3 news station falsely reported that the double World Champion had separated from his wife, El Sueno de Morfeo lead singer Raquel del Rosario.

Reports in La Voz de Asturias and El Mundo read that a Madrid court has awarded settlement to Alonso after the 29-year-old sued the outlet for slander.

The presiding judge has ordered the network to award the damages payment and issue a correction to its original report.

Alonso will donate his proceedings to UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

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