Keira sues paper over anorexia claim
British beauty Keira Knightley is reportedly so furious with a paper that alleged that she had lied about being anorexic, that she is now taking it to court.Updated: Jan 29, 2007 18:54 IST
British beauty Keira Knightley is reportedly so furious with a paper that alleged that she had lied about being anorexic, that she is now taking it to court.
The Oscar nominated actress’s photograph in a bikini was published by the Daily Mail in an article about a young girl who had died due to the eating disorder.
Knightley’s lawyers claim that the photograph, which appeared along with remarks on her weight, implies she had lied about not suffering from the disorder, reports the BBC.
In a statement, the Pride and Prejudice singer said that she would be challenging the suggestion that she was in a way responsible for the young girl’s death, and that she was setting a bad example with her thin frame.
At a press conference in London after the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest last year, Knightley had insisted that she was “very sure” that she was not suffering from an eating disorder.
At the time, the British beauty said that she seeing women in her family, as well as friends, suffer from anorexia, she knew it was not something to be “taken lightly”.
"I've got a lot of experience with anorexia - my grandmother and great-grandmother suffered from it, and I had a lot of friends at school who suffered from it, so I know it's not something to be taken lightly and I don't. But I don't have it, I am very sure of that," Knightley had said at the time.
First Published: Jan 24, 2007 18:57 IST