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Keira Wins Her Libel Suit

Keira has won a suit against British tabloid The Daily Mail for an article in which the magazine accused her of causing the death of a 19-year old girl who died from anorexia. The article showed a picture of Keira in a bikini paired with a headline that read, ""If Pictures Like This One of Keira Carried a Health Warning, My Darling Daughter Might Have Lived." She of course sued them and the court ruled with her, awarding her $5,965 in damages. She plans to match that amount and donate all the money to BEAT, a charity that helps people with eating disorders. Kate Winslet just made a donation with the award money she won in a similar lawsuit. It's got to be so hard to be constantly scrutinized by the press but these ladies are definitely good at turning a bad situation around.


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malie-girl malie-girl 10 years
I'm happy that she won her case and that she's donating it.
Drewsfan Drewsfan 10 years
At least she doesn't look unhealthy like a lot of actresses do. I believe a lot of the photos of her have been photoshopped to make her look thinner, because in one photo her ribs and clavicle are poking out and in another photo the next day you can't make them out at all. She is thin, yes, but if she is naturally this thin it must be hard for her.
raptinrainbows raptinrainbows 10 years
good for her! it should have been a larger award. maybe then it would have been some sort of deterrent to people who print lies just to inflame the (gullible) public and sell magazines.
hills hills 10 years
hey rain, yea i toally agree with u , i think that somone should start somthing because the tabloids are total hypocrites blaming celebs having weight problems when they are the ones shining a huge spot light on it in every issue. its alittle boring now.
a-gentle-rain a-gentle-rain 10 years
What I think? A person's weight is their business. Who are we to speculate about eating disorders one second then saying another celeb is packing on the pounds the next? Everyone is self conscious about their weight. Everyone. If you're too heavy, you're ridiculed. If you're too thin, you're ridiculed. Trying to find a balance between all that PLUS trying to keep your body happy? It's hard. I think that we should start some sort of petition about how focused the media is on weight.
sashak sashak 10 years
yeah, she did have more muscles then. but she could have just bulked up for the movie...
Deba Deba 10 years
Sashak she has always been skinny, however, when I remember the movie Bend it like Beckham, I remember she had more meat on her bones, last pics on Vogue were kinda scary.
sashak sashak 10 years
she IS naturally thin! just cause you don't like to hear it doens't make it a lie. If you look at the pics of her in a swimsuit you can see that her body is fit & toned, not all saggy & gross like Nicole Rithie. why do I feel like I'm repeating myself... oh yeah, I am...
playsindirt playsindirt 10 years
If I hear one more boney actress claim she's just naturally thin, I will hurl. Hugs and kisses.
Deba Deba 10 years
By no means I would blame any star for someone's choice, however, look at this pic and then look at the pics that were recently posted at Vogue, gilfriend had lost a lot of weight. She was skinny to begin with and she lost more weight... I dont think that's a good message.
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 10 years
i'm glad she donated the money. 5 g's is chump change for her anyway.
hills hills 10 years
good for her, thats so sick blaming her for somone dying, keiras only like 22 and its up to her what kind of body shape she has, people need to back off celebs, there only people. its the tabloids fault for printing pics of 'skinny' celebs if they think its so terrible. i do think that models should b gorgeous women of all different sizes i think that would b a fab idea, but to keep harrasing celeb women about there size is sick, they dont have a problem with overweight unhealthy people, and thats just as bad as being anorexic.
licia licia 10 years
I thought it was pretty horrible that they associated her with this model's death just because she's skinny. I disagree with this image the media sells us of how women should look just as much as everyone else, but you can't just shift all the blame to one person.
gangstaLOVER707 gangstaLOVER707 10 years
well at least she's gonna donate the money... i don't agree with anorexia but it is a problem or rather yet an addiction.. a lot of ppl deal with it and everyone has an addiction.. so.. half and half on this one..
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 10 years
Yay for them. I'm glad they did that.
woodycakes woodycakes 10 years
She deserved to win. The newspaper was just way out of line.
amara-evelina amara-evelina 10 years
I'm really glad she won this. It's ridiculous that people can go around accusing naturally thin people of being anorexic, even more ridiculous for the Daily Mail to infer that it was Keira Knightley's fault the anorexic girl died. The parents even knew she had a problem. Even after the girl came back from rehab, they found their daughter's food hidden all over the house. (The Daily Mail took down the article, but a Keira fansite saved a back-up here.) I feel sorry for the family, but I disagree with a lot of what they're saying. And I checked out that article, sass. Very interesting.
xxbrittney xxbrittney 10 years
i think its just plain dumb when people ridicule keira for her weight. or anybody else for that matter. if you dont like how somebody looks than fine, just keep it to yourself. because by saying something bad, that draws just as much attention as glorifying thin and the attention celebs recieve regarding their weight is the problem to begin with
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
This is great news.
LadyLibertine LadyLibertine 10 years
I am sorry for the Mother and what happened to her daughter but why is it parents are quick to blame celebs and not look to their own influence on their kids. On who they are around. As I was told once it takes not just the parents but friends and family around to make a good person. If they are surrounded by support and good influences that can help them see what not to mimic. Yes there is some who fall through the cracks that is true but what she didnt see the signs?
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
That was just dumb for The Daily Mail to accuse her of some unfortunate girls death! I feel really bad for the girls parents, their hearts must be so broken and my heart goes out to the mom, but it isn't Keira's fault! It's very sweet of her to donate and match what she was awarded to BEAT.
demeter demeter 10 years
What an odd number to reward.
1missy 1missy 10 years
Yeah!! Good for her.
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
keira is naturally thin, you can tell because even looking at old pics of her she is thin. but like it or not they are role models, teenage girls are very impressionable and in a society where a celeb cant even go to the bathroom without being photographed, celebs need to be conscious at all times that what ever bad decision they make someone is goint to copy it. crappy, yes but its the responsibility they bear when they choose to make millions of dollars per film and be in the public eye.
cari907 cari907 10 years
did she even say sorry or like feel bad for the mom?
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