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Courts Call It: Keira's Not Anorexic

Courts Call It: Keira's Not Anorexic

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. 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.


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veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
she def. had a lot of weight losss..but she looks gorgeous.
lhomey lhomey 9 years
Oh, I COMPLETELY agree with the courts that the way the tabloid used her image was incredibly inflammatory! I would've sued their butts as well had I been in her position. However, I still don't think Kiera's weight is healthy. She may not be anorexic (I'm not an MD, so I don't know), but I don't believe she's healthy.
kerneschick2005 kerneschick2005 10 years
lovealways, I totally agree.
krisua krisua 10 years
I was at her side in this situation. Glad she won!
lovealways lovealways 10 years
I think she's either naturally thin or has been battling anorexia for an extremely long time. I have met people who are naturally skinnier than she is, so it's definitely possible. She looked great in Pirates 3!
Aminah-Akalea Aminah-Akalea 10 years
I agree with the court that Keira's not to blame....but she does look anorexic...i dont know if she really is or not, either way she doesnt compliment the dress and the other way around.
craving_vintage craving_vintage 10 years
I think she's naturally thin.
a-gentle-rain a-gentle-rain 10 years
I do like the way she handled it, donating the money and all.
naughtymonkey01 naughtymonkey01 10 years
I like her, just saw pirates today and I have to say she never looked better. Some people are naturally that way, and I think she should be able to look however she wants.
krisua krisua 10 years
I think Keira is absolutely right here.
llendril llendril 10 years
well put, junebrug!
junebrug junebrug 10 years
I agree with the court that it's not her personal fault that a girl died of anorexia. Whether Keira is anorexic or not, I do not know and I do not care. I think the fashion industry and the movie industry are obsessed with thinness to the point that people's lives are being put at risk, I think that's true. I agree with Fit that everybody needs to stop talking about this stuff, it just makes what women look like the number one news story of the day AGAIN. And when the tabs carry on and on about how skinny someone is, that does as much to encourage anorexia as any thin actress does.
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
I heard about this.
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 10 years
oh my.
Athena1 Athena1 10 years
Keira has always been this skinny, and I think there are other celebs that we could worry on ED about. It's one of the reasons I've never liked her look, but she was a stick in Bend It (when she was 16) and still is. She tends to wear bigger, more shapeless clothing or big period piece dresses in Pirates.
brokenbracelet brokenbracelet 10 years
I think she's always been skinny too. Some people really are that skinny, and that is just their body type
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
Not one to speculate whether or not she's anorexic, but she has lost a lot of weight recently. She used to be pear-shaped, but now her legs are thin as well, and her upper body is even thinner.
mtx mtx 10 years
the court's decision is not at all that she's not anorexic. i have huge problems with the title of this post.
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