Brooke Shields reaches settlement with tabloid

June 8th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI  

London, June 8 (ANI): Brooke Shields has finally settled her dispute with the bosses of a U.S. tabloid, after she threatened to sue them over taking her elderly mother out of a nursing home for an interview.

The ‘Blue Lagoon’ star was left fuming after a journalist from the National Enquirer allegedly checked out her mother Teri, who suffers from dementia, from her assisted living centre in New Jersey for lunch.

The actress accused the reporter of leaving the 75 year old alone in the restaurant, and threatened to hit the publication with legal action over the incident.

However, now Shields has reached an agreement with newspaper bosses, under which the tabloid will refrain from printing a story about the star’s mother and publish an apology instead.

The newspaper bosses will also make a donation to charity in order to settle the matter.

“Two weeks ago, Brooke Shields was forced to make a public disclosure about her mother Teri Shields’ health, when we learned that Mrs. Shields had been taken out of a care facility by a reporter and photographer working for the National Enquirer, and I was told that the National Enquirer was going to print information about her condition and whereabouts,” the Daily Star quoted Shields’ attorney, Gerald B. Lefcourt, as telling

He added: “I am very pleased to report that (the) National Enquirer was prevailed upon not to publish a story. Further, it has or will be apologising publicly. Finally, it has agreed to make a generous donation to further research on dementia and to encourage others to do so. I am glad that Brooke Shields and her family can consider the matter now closed.” (ANI)

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