Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker spent a night crying to her husband Matthew Broderick over a false tabloid report.
The 46-year-old actress was ordered to appear at the Manhattan Federal Court in New York to take part in jury selection for a fraud trial, but later was not needed as the panel had been filled. But an article in the gossip column alleged she had been less than enthusiastic about taking on the role because one of her twin daughters was sick with a fever, Contactmusic reported.
"For Page Six to be so cavalier - I was so outraged by the character assassination. I have served so many times, I was asked to come speak at Jury Appreciation Day!," said Parker.
The actor said she still struggles to read negative stories about herself, because she doesn't want fans to think she is a diva.
"I expect I should be more calloused by now, but I am so sensitive about not ever living up to anybody's worst idea about an actor who is well-known," she added.