Laurence Fox in defamation complaint as RuPaul Drag Race star plans to sue ...

LAURENCE FOX is at the centre of a defamation complaint by RuPaul's Drag Race star Crystal after he allegedly called the reality star a "paedophile" on social media as the actor ranted at Sainsbury's for supporting Black History Month.

PUBLISHED: 22:15, Tue, Oct 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 23:52, Tue, Oct 6, 2020

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Laurence Fox, 42, became embroiled in a heated Twitter exchange at the weekend. It comes after the actor and aspiring politician hit out at the supermarket for "promoting racial segregation and discrimination".

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Laurence called upon his social media followers to boycott the supermarket chain, who tweeted: "We are proud to celebrate Black History Month together with our Black colleagues, customers and communities and we will not tolerate racism.

"We proudly represent and serve our diverse society and anyone who does not want to shop with an inclusive retailer is welcome to shop elsewhere."

Crystal - who was a contestant on the first season of hit show Ru Paul's Drag Race UK - said in a Twitter statement on Tuesday that they were suing the actor for defamation.

The reality star's announcement followed a similar stance from deputy chair of LGBT charity Stonewall, Simon Blake, who also said he would pursue legal action against him.

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Laurence had been going back and forth with a number of Twitter users which included Crystal - whose real name is Colin Munro.

The actor had accused Sainsbury's of "promoting racial segregation and discrimination" and promised to boycott the supermarket chain after it shared a statement about Black History Month.

"I won’t be shopping in your supermarket ever again while you promote racial segregation and discrimination. I sincerely hope others join me," he wrote on the micro-blogging site.

The actor was immediately hit with backlash and among those calling him out was Crystal, who responded: "Imagine being this proud of being a racist! So cringe. Total snowflake behaviour."

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