Robbie Williams v Nigel Martin Smith

Robbie Williams has apologised in the High Court and agreed to pay undisclosed damages to former Take That manager Nigel Martin Smith over an allegation in song lyrics suggesting he had stolen funds from the band.

David Sherborne, counsel for Mr Martin Smith, told Mr Justice Tugendhat, sitting in London: "Last year, it was reported in the Press that Robbie Williams had made a number of outrageous allegations about Nigel Martin Smith in the lyrics to one of his songs on his latest album, Rudebox.

"One of these allegations suggested that Nigel Martin Smith had stolen funds whilst managing Take That.

"Robbie Williams wishes to make it clear to his fans, and the public at large, that he did not intend these lyrics to be taken at face value or as a serious statement by him of the views which he holds of Nigel Martin Smith.

"Specifically, Robbie Williams did not intend to allege that Nigel Martin Smith has ever stolen any funds from Take That or anyone."

The judge was told that "Robbie has agreed to pay to Nigel damages and to discharge the costs to which he has been forced in relation to this publication".

The damages figure was not revealed in court.

Here's the missing lyrics

90's lyrics


Now i'm managed by a prick
& i'm 16 & chubby

Told me to lose 20lbs
or you're not Robbie

If i see you with a girl
you're gunna be sorry

if you dont sign this contract
get your bags from the lobby

He's such an evil man
I used to fantisize

i'd take a stanley knife
and go play with his eyes

I preyed to the lord
he didnt have any children,

he didn't spot Elvis leaving the building.

Either you’re a thief or you’re shit
which one will you admit?

Robbie Williams Milton Keynes Bowl 14/9/06

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