The publisher reportedly agrees to remove the Dynasty star's name from future editions
Dynasty star Joan Collins has reportedly won her defamation dispute with actress Shirley Jones, who claimed that a dinner date involving their husbands nearly turned into swinger party.
The Partridge Family alum, 79, has agreed to remove Collins’s name from her new book Shirley Jones: A Memoir, after Collins, 80, accused Jones of libel.
In the book, Jones and her then-husband Jack Cassidy were at the home of Collins and Tony Newley for dinner. Afterwards, Newley proposed they all get naked and watch pornography. “It was clear what Tony was leading up to – swinging,” Jones, who turned down the offer, writes.
After Collins sent Jones’s book publisher, Simon & Schuster, a cease and desist letter demanding a retraction, Jones and the publisher agreed to remove Collins’ name from all electronic editions of the book and from all future copies printed, TMZ reports. The original copies will stay on store shelves.
“We all make mistakes. I’ve made a few myself, but not with Mrs. Jones,” Collins says in a statement. “I’m a serial monogamist.”