Claiming that she "does not suffer from any such disease," singer Dionne Warwick has filed a $30-million libel suit against the Globe supermarket tabloid for a story claiming a jawbone disease is destroying her face.
Warwick, 44, has been the victim of rumors spawned by the story since it was published Jan. 14, her attorney, Ivan Hoffman, said Tuesday.
"The headline read 'Dionne Warwick Might Never Sing Again,' " Hoffman stated. "And the offensive part of the article described 'a tragic disease . . . destroying the bones in her beautiful face.' "
Globe attorney Paul Levy in Chicago said, "We believe in the substance of what we published and will vigorously defend the lawsuit."