This ended as quickly as it started, but hey! It's a victory for Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel!
The couple decided to sue the European version of Heat magazine for defamation after an article was published, claiming JT was being unfaithful to his wife of two years.
Not only did they report that JT was allegedly acting flirty at this party, they also improperly attributed quotes to Jess as well.
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The couple's lawyer, Paul Tweed, revealed briefly in a statement after the court ruling:
"Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are very satisfied with this categoric retraction of what was a false and unfounded story, together with the comprehensive apology from Bauer Consumer Media, the publishers of Heat magazine.
The couple will not be making any further comment in relation to this matter, but will not hesitate to take similar legal action if false allegations regarding the state of their marriage are repeated."
Message heard loud and clear, you two.
Paul did not go into any further details about financial settlements in regards to the case.
Shortly after, a lawyer for Bauer Consumer Media, the parent company of Heat Magazine, released an apologetic statement about the matter, saying:
"The article was based on an unfounded report regarding Justin Timberlake's alleged behaviour at a club following a performance in Paris, to celebrate a birthday and also included a number of purported statements improperly attributed to Jessica Biel, which Heat now understands had never been made by her.
The defendant accepts that the article was false and withdraws any inferences that questioned the state of Justin and Jessica's marriage.
The defendant regrets any embarrassment caused to the couple and unreservedly apologises to them."
At least that's done and over with.
Luckily for JT and Jessica this battle wasn't dragged out and made into a bigger deal than it is.
[Image via Joel Ginsburg/WENN.]
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