Kate Winslet wins damages over exercise claims

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  • Starlet takes home payout over claims she lied about her exercise regime

    Super-hot British starlet, Kate Winslet, has accepted £25, 000 libel damages after false reports about her exercise regime were printed in the Daily Mail.

    Back in May, the Hollywood actress filed legal papers saying she was ‘distressed and embarrassed’ by the feature.

    She also claimed it had injured her personal and professional reputation.

    In an article headlined ‘Should Kate Winslet win an Oscar for the world’s most irritating actress?’ the Mail claimed the health-conscious star had lied about how much she exercised.

    The piece also disputed a quote Kate had given to Elle magazine, saying ‘I don’t go to the gym because I don’t have time, but I do Pilates workout DVDs for 20 minutes or more every day at home’.

    The stylish Oscar-winner is known for curves, and stands out in Hollywood for refusing to conform to the stick-thin stereotype.

    Kate, who has long been a champion for ‘real women’, said in a statement she was ‘delighted‘ with the apology.

    ‘I strongly believe that women should be encouraged to accept themselves as they are, so to suggest that I was lying was an unacceptable accusation of hypocrisy,’ she said.

    No stranger to legal action, in 2007 Miss Winslet was awarded an undisclosed amount from Grazia magazine over allegations that she had visited a diet doctor.

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