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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

News of the World Will Pay Libel Damages to Justin Timberlake

The Media Guardian reports that model Lucy Clarkson now admits that the story she sold to the tabloid News of the World last year concerning an affair she had with singer Justin Timberlake was completely invented. As a result Timberlake sued the paper for defamation. News of the World has agreed to pay Timberlake an undisclosed amount in damages and Clarkson will give the star her earnings for the story; he plans to donate the money to a charitable cause. At the time pop star Timberlake was romantically linked with actress Cameron Diaz and was touring Britain to promote an album. Read more here and here.

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