According to Gossip Cop, who claim they have exclusive court documents filed by Leo's lawyers in a French court, the actor is demanding the magazine retracts the story and pays him the maximum compensation French law allows, which would be about $20,000 in damages plus legal fees.
Gossip Cop also reports that Leo is also asking that the magazine be fined about $15,000 if they don't apologize to him or print a retraction.
Leo reportedly became aware of the magazine's report after sighting it in France while he was there for the Cannes Film Festival last month. It was published May 13th with the title ''Rihanna Pregnant With Leonardo's Baby: He Doesn't Want The Baby'.
When Gossip Cop reached out to the owner of the magazine, Frederic Truskolaski, he said he was shocked that Leo would even bother to sue over the story. "Why would he do this?". He said they weren't sure the story was true but since others had carried something similar, they decided to run with theirs.
"We didn't know if Rihanna was pregnant but 'thought she might be. We were not sure, of course'. he said. He also said he knew they won't win the case but he knows the fine won't be much 'Usually you lose. [The fine] won't be much.'
Leonardo is not just suing because of the report according to GC, he is also suing because the pics of him used violate France's strict right to privacy laws. The case is set to go before a Paris court on June 16.