April 05, 2006 04:50:57 GMT
Playboy has decided to make nice with Jessica Alba. In turn, she's calling off the legal dogs
It's over. The dispute between Playboy magazine and sexy actress Jessica Alba is over. The 24-year-old star has dropped her demand that the magazine pull its March issue after receiving a letter of apology from founder Hugh Hefner.
Back then, Alba sued Playboy for printing an unauthorized publicity shot of her on its March cover, which she claimed may have led readers to believe she appears nude or partially nude in the magazine. Though, the publication has at last made nice with her.
"In light of Mr. Hefner's personal apology for Playboy's unauthorized use of my photo on their cover, I have decided to discontinue my claims against them," Alba said in a statement Tuesday April 4th, 2006. "I appreciate Mr. Hefner's acknowledgment of the distress caused by Playboy's actions, and I'm happy to put this unfortunate event behind me. This was never about money, it was about setting the record straight about something that was done without my knowledge or consent."
In somewhat a better news, Playboy also made donations to two charities Alba supports, Keep A Child Alive and Until There's A Cure. Brad Cafarelli, a spokesman for Alba, however refused to disclose the amount of the donation.