Actress ZETA GRAFF has filed a $10 million (GBP5.6 million) lawsuit against hotel heiress Paris Hilton for slandering her in a leading US newspaper.

Graff filed a write last week (ends15JUL05) after Hilton's publicist commented on a story from the New York Post, which claimed the 36-year-old had attacked the SIMPLE LIFE TV beauty.

FIFTH ELEMENT star, Graff - who used to date Hilton's fiance PARIS LATSIS - has hired a team of top lawyers to fight Hilton and expects to succeed, because she recently won a $18 million (GBP10 million) divorce settlement from her ex-husband FRANCOIS.

An insider tells British newspaper The Mail on Sunday, "Zeta has filed for slander because the New York Post item was fabricated."

17/07/2005 02:34