August 25, 2005 02:32:51 GMT
Justin Timberlake on Wednesday won substantial libel damages from a British newspaper that claimed he had had an affair behind his girlfriend's back
Pop singer Justin Timberlake accepted an apology and damages from a British newspaper, News of the World, after the paper previously claimed that the man had cheated girl friend Cameron Diaz behind her back. As many had known before the paper claimed Timberlake had an affair with model Lucy Clarkson while he was in Britain at the end of 2003 to promote his album "Justified."
As fate would have it, the paper has at London's High Court on Wednesday admitted the July 2004 story was fabricated and agreed to pay undisclosed substantial damages and said it would run a prominent apology. Whereas, model Clarkson apologized for the distress and embarrassment she had caused and agreed to pay a sum equal to that she had agreed to receive from the paper. Justin said he would donate the libel damages to charity. So sweet.