« Michael Jackson to Get $10 Million As a Party Guest | Main | Amy Winehouse & Madonna Win Songwriting Awards »

Keira Knightley Wins Damages Over Anorexia Article

Posted by Melanie McKane on May 26, 2007 12:50 PM |

pirates photo Keira Knightley has been awarded $6,000 (£3,000) damages from a newspaper over an article which linked her to a girl’s death from anorexia.

The Daily Mail ran a photograph of Knightley on a beach in a bikini together with the headline "If pictures like this one of Keira carried a health warning, my darling daughter might have lived" in the article about 19-year-old Sophie Mazurek’s death from the eating disorder.

Keira’s solicitor said it was “deeply offensive” to imply the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actress had an eating disorder and was partly responsible for the teen’s death.

The damages Keira was awarded will be donated to Beat, an eating disorder charity. Keira will match the amount before giving it to charity.

Keira could not attend the settlement in London’s High Court as she was filming in Wales, but her mum playwright Sharman Macdonald, and partner, actor Rupert Friend, were present.

The star’s solicitor said she had, through her lawyers, offered her sincere sympathies to Sophie's mother and family.

"The defendant accepts that the claimant does not bear responsibility for Sophie's death, does not have an eating disorder, and has not misled the public," he added.

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Please enter the security code you see here

April 2012
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          

recent comments

[ #] Quamesha Briggs on Chris Brown partying with Khloe Kardashian? : Do you really love Rhriana because you should yall

[ #] Tereza on Rihanna and Chris Brown are Back Together : She stupid, a leopard never changes their spots..h

[ #] Oha henry on Snoop Dogg Joins Nation of Islam : I luv it kep it on dogydog

[ #] mari on Emma Roberts is the Girl Sleuth "Nancy Drew" : Can you please send me a mail? Youre so cool.I wis

[ #] Tha Real Mrs.Carter on Lil' Wayne Faces Lawsuit Over Throwing Away Money : Babe she done lost ha mind trin to sue you...... N

[ #] StephanyRose on Nicole Richie & Joel Madden Expecting Baby No. 2 : that is so cool i cant believe that Harlow is goin

[ #] Brianna on Details of Rhianna's Beat Down By Chris Brown Emerge : OOh WOW.! HALf OF yEW dNt MAkE SCENCE A gUy ShOULd

[ #] Marvin on Miley Cyrus 'Embarrassed' About Semi-Nude Pics : Ur?sexie dnt think just do ull live longer

[ #] bubz on Chris Brown Officially a Guest of LAPD After Assaulting Rihanna : hahahaha stupid bitch Rihanna shame give her anoth

[ #] SHANICE on Beyonce Says Jackson Family is Lower Class : MAN HAVING THAT UGLY BITCH OV YOZ CALLED JAY Z DOE


Use your favorite RSS reader to get the latest StarBlogs headlines!


webmasters info

The News of the StarBlogs.net in its place Copy-Paste directly the following line in the source of code of its page

Batanga.com Batanga Autos | BiggestStars | ElBlablabla | Farandulas | GrandesEstrellas | Gusanito | nocheLatina | StarBlogs | VozPicante