Keira Knightley has been battling with British tabloid UK Daily Mail regarding a story they ran with a picture of her in a bikini, headlined: "If Pictures Like This One of Keira Carried a Health Warning, My Darling Daughter Might Have Lived." Knightley felt that the article could have been interpreted that she was the cause of the tragic death of a 19-year-old, who battled with anorexia.
CNN.com has reported that the courts chose to rule in Keira's favor, awarding her £3,000 ($5,965) in libel damages. Knightley will be contributing another 3,000 pounds to her settlement and donating it all to BEAT, a charity organization that provides assistance to people with eating and mental disorders.
I know it's easy to point fingers at skinny celebs, but it is true that Keira has always been a thin girl and we do not see her weight fluctuating wildly like other celebs. Personally, I am happy for Keira and I love that she is donating the money to a good cause. I would love for the tabloids to stop focusing on how skinny (or fat) celebs are daily because if they do in fact have an eating disorder, the reports can only make things worse for everyone.