Knightley Settles Libel Lawsuit
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has settled a lawsuit against a British tabloid for GBP3,000 ($6,000) in damages, after the newspaper accused her of lying about having an eating disorder.
Earlier this year (07), the Daily Mail published a photograph of the Pirates Of The Caribbean actress on the beach with an accompanying article commenting on her slender figure.
Knightley began legal action against the newspaper in January (07), claiming the article was libellous because it implied she had been dishonest about suffering from anorexia.
The beauty has frequently been forced to deny she has an eating disorder, and recently (May07) admitted the accusations have left her "completely devastated".
In the suit, Knightley also challenged the positioning of the story - published beside an article about a girl who died from anorexia - because it suggested she was responsible for the teen's death by setting a bad example.
Following the ruling at London's High Court this morning (24May07), the star said she would donate the money to charity.