March 10, 2007 05:02:49 GMT
Kate Winslet has won a public apology and undisclosed libel damages from Britain's glossy Grazia magazine over diet story.
And the winner is Kate Winslet. The Oscar-nominated actress won a public apology and undisclosed libel damages Friday March 9th from Britain's glossy Grazia magazine over its report claiming she visited a doctor for help with her weight.
"We are satisfied that she did not go to (a doctor) seeking any treatment for weight loss. We are very happy to set the record straight and sincerely apologize to Kate for the distress caused," Grazia said in a statement.
Didn't attend the libel hearing in London's High Court, Kate released a statement through her attorney saying, "I am delighted that this matter has been resolved, and the record set straight. I am not a hypocrite. I have always been, and shall continue to be, honest when it comes to body/weight issues."
The undisclosed monetary settlement will be donated to an organization that raises awareness for eating disorders. The charity involved was not identified.
Grazia once printed a story alleging the actress had been visited the Chinese Healing Institute in Santa Monica to help with neck pain, and also to lose weight, which Kate surely denied.