Jessica Biel and husband Justin Timberlake have filed seperate, but related lawsuits agianst British gossip magazine Heat.
The lawsuits were filed because the tabloid, owned by Germany-based Bauer Media Group, allegedly used unauthorized photos and quotes from Jessica Biel that she never made.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake filed the lawsuits in Ireland.
They were told that doing so would expedite the process since the publication is widely read there. The fact that Biel and Timberlake are very popular in Ireland doesn’t hurt, either.
They are being represented by Paul Tweed of Johnsons Solicitors, an international media attorney.
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“We have issued defamation proceedings on behalf of our clients, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, in relation to an article and a headline in Heat magazine,” said Tweed.
“We are suing in Ireland in relation to publication in all jurisdictions, as our clients are entitled to do.”
Due to the nature of the lawsuit, it hasn’t been made clear what the defaming story was actually about or what was said.
Jessica Biel, 32, and Justin Timberlake, 33, have been under speculation for some recent pregnancy and cheating rumors, so neither one of those topics would be surprising.
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Just last month the rumor mill was running overtime as rumors that Justin cheated on Jessica Biel with one of his backup dancers while on his 20/20 tour.
Both the National Enquirer and Star ran pictures that appeared to show Justin and Zenya Bashford dancing with their hands all over each other.
An eyewitness said of Timberlake and his supposed mistress,
“It was definitely more than friendly. They were dancing in a way that no married man should ever dance with someone who is not his wife.”
There was also talk of Jessica Biel having a hard time conceiving with Timberlake and speculation that those issues could cause trouble in their young marriage.
A source said, “They’ve been trying to conceive for a couple of months now, and she told Justin she’s going to see a fertility expert. She has no problem using technology, if that’s what it will take to have a baby and stick this marriage out.”
While we don’t know the story that has Heat catching so much…well, heat, we do know that Jessica Biel is a fighter and won’t give in! Good luck to her and Justin Timberlake on their lawsuits.