Lawyers for Ian H Watkins, better known to Steps fans as "H", have contacted Google over "damaging, false and defamatory" images of him appearing next to stories about convicted paedophile Ian Watkins.
Ian H Watkins, who recently received a high court apology from US entertainment site E! Online after it used his image in a story on the disgraced Lostprophets singer, raised the issue on his Twitter feed on Thursday.
The singer tweeted that he was "very upset … again" along with a screen grab of a Google News search results page that showed his picture next to a CBS News story about the Lostprophets singer.
"Ian is astonished that in spite of yesterday's public apology from E! Online, Google have now created far more damaging and far reaching false and defamatory coverage linking our client to the appalling crimes of the Lostprophets singer," said Ashley Vallance, the singer's agent at management firm Cole Kitchenn.
Vallance said that the singer's solicitors are taking "immediate and determined steps to urgently rectify the position".
A spokesman for Google UK confirmed that there has been a problem with the incorrect picture appearing next to news stories in a few "specific searches".
"For some specific searches Ian H Watkins' picture is appearing in our results because he is relevant to the story having received a court apology," said the spokesman. "We are looking into the issue he raises."
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