Journal apologises to Hatcher over sex
A UK tabloid apologises to Teri Hatcher for a story that claimed she had sex in a van outside her home.india Updated: Apr 20, 2006 17:15 IST
Britain's top tabloid The Sun has apologised to Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher for a story that claimed she had sex with men in a van outside her home.
The tabloid accepted that the story, appearing in their August issue, was "totally incorrect" and apologized to Hatcher "for the embarrassment caused."
The Sun will be paying for the legal expenses of the actress, while she has also reportedly received a "very substantial" amount in the form of damages from the British tabloid The Daily Sport. It had also published a version of the camper-sex story in July, alleging that Hatcher used the van so she wouldn't be caught mid-romp by her seven-year-old daughter, Emerson.
"Anyone who has ever entered a legal proceeding knows that when you are totally in the right, it still takes a lot of energy to move forward in this kind of proceeding," the actress said in a statement after the case was settled at London's High Court in December
"This is probably why more celebrities do not fight back against every made-up story.
But when a story appeared about me, insinuating that I am an irresponsible and neglectful parent, I had to draw the line. I will never allow any tabloid to so egregiously attack the area of my life which I give top priority, and that is my parenting," Eonline quoted the actress as saying.