Kate Hudson Wins 'Skinny' Lawsuit

The actress gets damages from a tabloid that claimed she was starving herself

Actress Kate Hudson accepted libel damages on Thursday from a magazine that printed a photo making her look too skinny, alongside an article that said her movie star mother Goldie Hawn wanted her to eat more.

Hudson had sued the UK Enquirer magazine over the article which appeared last October under the headline “Goldie Tells Kate: Eat Something!”

Her lawyer, Simon Smith, told Britain’s High Court the story and pictures implied Hudson had “recklessly and foolishly endangered her health by deliberately starving herself.”

One photograph “purported to show Ms Hudson as very frail and gaunt in appearance,” he said, although the magazine had on other occasions printed photos taken weeks before and after, describing her as looking “stunning” and “great.”

“The allegations are entirely false and were deeply offensive and embarrassing to Ms Hudson,” he added.

“Ms Hawn has explained to me that she has never had any concerns about her daughter’s appearance whatsoever and that she has always appeared to be very healthy and happy.”

The magazine agreed to pay an undisclosed sum and print a public apology.

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