17/02/2012 12:38 GMT | Updated 18/02/2012 05:51 GMT

Adele Suing French Magazine 'Public' Over False Sex Tape Claims

In the most unlikely news of the week, Adele has been forced to deny she has made a sex tape.

The singer is taking legal action against French magazine Public, after they claimed the singer had been the star of an X-rated home video.

The magazine published compromising pictures which they claimed was the six-times Grammy Awards winner, but she has now hired kick-ass legal honchos Schillings to help her sue over the "untrue and grossly defamatory" claims.

A spokesperson for Adele told us: "These claims and images are entirely false."

Public had claimed the video was made by the mysterious ex-boyfriend who inspired the majority of Adele's biggest hits, in a revenge attack on the singer.

Adele - who has never revealed her ex-boyfriend's identity - has previously admitted he had tried to claim royalties on the records he inspired.

She told The Telegraph: "For about a week he was calling and was deadly serious about it. Finally, I said, ‘Well, you made my life hell, so I lived it and now I deserve it.'

"He thought he'd had some input into the creative process by being a p****. I'll give him his credit: he made me an adult and put me on the road I am travelling.”

Adele is currently dating charity worker Simon Konecki and is set to move into a £10m mansion with him, which she recently showed off on US news show 60 Minutes.

It is a big change for the star, after living with her mother for many years.

She told host Anderson Cooper: "After my first record I moved out of my mum's to Notting Hill on my own. My life fell apart. My phone got cut off, my credit card got cut off, the house was a mess. It was awful. So I moved back in with her.

"I'd rather be defeated than one day come in and the rats would be eating me. It was basically a bedsit with walls."