Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has rejected accusations of bribery as he went on trial iin Germany today.
Ecclestone told a Munich court that a German banker who received a disputed $44 million (£26 million) payment did not tell the truth.
ITV News Reporter Sasha Williams reports:
In a personal statement read out by his lawyers, Ecclestone said he was "grateful" to be able to give his side of the story, though he told judges that he would answer questions from the Munich state court through his lawyers, rather than personally.
Ecclestone, 83, is charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust, and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
More top news
An ex-boyfriend murdered a couple after he searched on google for videos on getting revenge and the lengths of sentence for murder.
The man was taken to hospital after the car he was travelling in was hit by a tree.
After the awards were overshadowed by an extraordinary error over the best film, ITV News breaks down exactly what went wrong.