Leonardo DiCaprio is taking the French gossip magazine Oops! to court after it claimed he was having a baby with reported girlfriend Rihanna and did not wish to be in the child’s life.
Leo filed the suit against Oops! for its May 28 cover story … which declares that Leo knocked up RiRi, and will not recognize the baby as his. In the docs, Leo’s lawyer calls the story “pure fantasy.”
Here’s what’s odd — sources close to Leo tell TMZ … his team recently contacted Oops! and informed the people running the magazine that the story was false. We’re told the mag’s response went something like … yeah, we know and we don’t care — except in French.
One source tells us it’s almost like the magazine wanted to be sued, possibly just to gain publicity.
In the suit — first reported by Gossip Cop— Leo is demanding Oops! fork over 18,000 euros (about $20,000) in damages and attorney fees. That amount is the maximum allowed under French law.