Spears Wins Magazine Apology For Marriage Allegations
Pop superstar BRITNEY SPEARS has won an apology from National Enquirer magazine, after the publication claimed her marriage to KEVIN FEDERLINE was over. The TOXIC singer, who did not ask for damages, was said to be about to divorce Federline in the Enquirer's British and Irish editions last month (JUN06). But an apology and retraction has now been published in both editions, which hit news stands yesterday (18JUL06). The apology reads: "We now accept that their marriage is not over and they are not getting divorced. These allegations are untrue and we now accept Britney's position that the statements are without foundation. We apologise for any distress caused." Spears' solicitor PAUL TWEED says, "We had put the Enquirer on notice regarding several false and defamatory articles regarding the state of the marriage of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. "The couple are very satisfied with the Enquirer's prompt and good faith response." Spears married Federline in 2004. She is currently pregnant with the couple's second child.