Both pop singer Britney Spears and actress Kate Hudson have trounced the UK Enquirer. Hudson accepted undisclosed libel damages on Thursday from the UK Enquirer magazine that printed a photo that showed her frail and thin alongside an article that had mum Goldie Hawn plaintively asking her daughter to “eat more.”
Spears victory was over the false claim that her marriage to Federline was kaput with the very same tabloid.
Attorney Simon Smith showed the High Court the story that implied his client Hudson had “recklessly and foolishly endangered her health by deliberately starving herself,” according to the UK Independent.
One photograph “purported to show Ms Hudson as very frail and gaunt in appearance”, he said, although the magazine had on other occasions printed photos taken weeks before and after, describing her as looking “stunning” and “great”. Reported by the Independent.
“The allegations are entirely false and were deeply offensive and embarrassing to Ms Hudson,” he added.
The magazine agreed to pay an undisclosed sum and print a public apology.
Very pregnant Britney Spears was offered an apology from the UK National Enquirer last month, as the magazine claimed that she was close to divorcing her hubby K-Fed. The allegations were also proven false.
Spears did not request damages after the magazine claimed her marriage to K-Fed was over, and “she is pleased to see the publication taking responsibility for their actions and apologizing.” Also according to the Independent.