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December 20, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against John Ramsey brought by a man who claimed the father of slain 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey had wrongfully accused him of the child's murder. But U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer, ruling in Denver, said the man, Stephen Miles, will still be able to pursue a part of his original lawsuit that charged that the National Enquirer newspaper had wrongfully called him a pedophile.
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April 18, 2007 | From Reuters
Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and her salsa star husband Marc Anthony launched a chain of European libel actions on Tuesday against the National Enquirer over drug scandal allegations. Belfast-based lawyer Paul Tweed, who specializes in fighting U.S. libel cases in European courts, said he had filed a lawsuit with the Belfast High Court on Tuesday and would be doing the same in other jurisdictions.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Cameron Diaz accepted "substantial" damages from American Media Inc., publisher of the National Enquirer, on Friday for alleging that she had an affair with a married man, her lawyer said. Simon Smith, a partner with the London law firm Schillings, told London's High Court that the article alleged that Diaz had a "smooching session" with a married producer who worked on her MTV show, "Trippin'." The article was posted to the magazine's website in May 2005.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Cameron Diaz accepted "substantial" damages from American Media Inc., publisher of the National Enquirer, on Friday for alleging that she had an affair with a married man, her lawyer said. Simon Smith, a partner with the London law firm Schillings, told London's High Court that the article alleged that Diaz had a "smooching session" with a married producer who worked on her MTV show, "Trippin'." The article was posted to the magazine's website in May 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Elizabeth Taylor and ex-husband Larry Fortensky were ordered to pay $432,600 in legal costs to the National Enquirer for a failed court battle alleging that their reputations were damaged by an article in the tabloid. But Taylor's attorney, Neil Papiano, said he will appeal the amount of the legal costs. "The amount is excessive," Papiano said. "It's only a temporary victory." Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Fumiko Wasserman made the ruling Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1998 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christopher So, the man who led police to the gun that was used to kill the son of entertainer Bill Cosby, said Thursday that he would give a portion of a $100,000 reward to a foundation set up in the victim's memory. Receiving the check at a news conference staged by the National Enquirer, So said he had not decided how much he would give to the Ennis Williams Cosby Foundation, which was established for the benefit of special education students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1993
A federal judge Monday cleared the National Enquirer of an allegation that it broke racketeering laws by publishing a story that said Elizabeth Taylor's husband threatened to break a neighbor's legs. The judge, however, left intact other claims against the tabloid in a lawsuit by Taylor and her husband, Larry Fortensky. They included libel, slander, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. U.S. District Judge Ronald S. W.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2007 | From Reuters
Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and her salsa star husband Marc Anthony launched a chain of European libel actions on Tuesday against the National Enquirer over drug scandal allegations. Belfast-based lawyer Paul Tweed, who specializes in fighting U.S. libel cases in European courts, said he had filed a lawsuit with the Belfast High Court on Tuesday and would be doing the same in other jurisdictions.
NEWS
September 13, 1989 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Staff Writer
Call it tabloid backlash. Fed up with supermarket publications that peek into their bedrooms, hospital rooms and psyches, celebrities are striking back, telling their secrets before the tabloids can. Kate Jackson, one of TV's original "Charlie's Angels," chose last month to make public that she had just undergone a modified mastectomy after doctors discovered breast cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1998 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two supermarket tabloids will face off today in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, fighting over rights to a scoop that combines all the breathless elements the scandal sheets hold dear. There's the cheating celebrity husband, the seductress and the Manhattan hotel room wired for video. It's the story of sportscaster Frank Gifford's tryst with former stewardess Suzen Johnson at a New York hotel last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Lawyers defending the National Enquirer against a $10-million libel lawsuit asked a federal judge Friday for phone records they say could bolster the tabloid's story that claimed that the wife of former Rep. Gary Condit had attacked intern Chandra Levy. Carolyn Condit sued after the newspaper published an August 2001 story with the headline "Cops: Condit's Wife Attacked Chandra." Condit has said she never met the slain intern, and Washington, D.C.
NEWS
February 23, 2001 | ANN O'NEILL and MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For the second time in six weeks, the National Enquirer--the weekly tabloid that once staged and then reported on the landing of space aliens--broke a major news story that left much of the mainstream media playing an embarrassing game of catch-up. As early as Thursday in its online edition, the Enquirer revealed that Hugh Rodham, the brother-in-law of former President Clinton, took $200,000 to lobby for clemency for a health marketer convicted of perjury and mail fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1999 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge refused Thursday to block the National Enquirer from reporting that its archrival, the Globe, paid $250,000 to a flight attendant to "set up" TV sportscaster Frank Gifford in an extramarital tryst. The story, set to appear in next week's edition of the Enquirer, also contends that Gifford's wife, Kathie Lee, tried to get the flight attendant prosecuted for prostitution. At an emergency hearing before U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1998 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two supermarket tabloids will face off today in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, fighting over rights to a scoop that combines all the breathless elements the scandal sheets hold dear. There's the cheating celebrity husband, the seductress and the Manhattan hotel room wired for video. It's the story of sportscaster Frank Gifford's tryst with former stewardess Suzen Johnson at a New York hotel last year.
NEWS
December 20, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against John Ramsey brought by a man who claimed the father of slain 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey had wrongfully accused him of the child's murder. But U.S. District Judge Clarence Brimmer, ruling in Denver, said the man, Stephen Miles, will still be able to pursue a part of his original lawsuit that charged that the National Enquirer newspaper had wrongfully called him a pedophile.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1998 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christopher So, the man who led police to the gun that was used to kill the son of entertainer Bill Cosby, said Thursday that he would give a portion of a $100,000 reward to a foundation set up in the victim's memory. Receiving the check at a news conference staged by the National Enquirer, So said he had not decided how much he would give to the Ennis Williams Cosby Foundation, which was established for the benefit of special education students.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said Thursday that it has agreed to sell Star magazine for $400 million in cash and stock to the publisher of its saucy rival, the National Enquirer. The would-be buyer, GP Group Inc., said it plans to "maintain the Star's editorial independence" and will continue to publish it from the magazine's current location in Tarrytown.
NEWS
February 28, 1998 | From Associated Press
A private investigator whose ties to the Clinton administration are under scrutiny by prosecutors visited the White House half a dozen times, one of them to discuss potential investigative work with a top deputy to the president, Secret Service entry logs show. In addition, investigator Terry F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Elizabeth Taylor and ex-husband Larry Fortensky were ordered to pay $432,600 in legal costs to the National Enquirer for a failed court battle alleging that their reputations were damaged by an article in the tabloid. But Taylor's attorney, Neil Papiano, said he will appeal the amount of the legal costs. "The amount is excessive," Papiano said. "It's only a temporary victory." Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Fumiko Wasserman made the ruling Nov.
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