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Kate Moss throws in the towel in libel wrangle

Moss had filed a suit against a 2004 documentary, The Truth About Kate Moss, which had labelled her a cocaine abuser.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 20:18 IST
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Supermodel Kate Moss has reportedly ended the libel suit after refusing to sign a Statement of Truth regarding her denials of cocaine abuse.

"It is unprecedented for a libel claimant to chuck in the towel like this. "It was always obvious that her claim was weak and it was surprising that she even considered suing," Contactmusic quoted a senior legal source, as saying.

The catwalk beauty had filed a case against Britain's Channel Five regarding their 2004 documentary The Truth About Kate Moss, which alleged that the star was a serious cocaine abuser.

The channel also won the right to use the secret footage of Kate snorting cocaine in a London recording studio last year, as published by the Mirror, as evidence, which forced the supermodel to abandon the action when she was required to sign a statement to deny she was taking cocaine in the pictures.

Moss has thus been hit with legal costs of $100,000.

First Published: Apr 01, 2006 20:18 IST