Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have won a victory against the British tabloid, Heat, that took some pictures of Justin at a club and spun it into a story about the couple’s crumbling marriage.
They added a few fake quotes from Jessica Biel to make it spicy.
They clearly messed with the wrong power couple.
According to E!, Heat has issued an apology to Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake in a statement that read,
“On 6th-12th September edition of heat magazine, the Defendant published an article under the headlines Justin Timberlake Gets Flirty with Another Woman, It Is Not His Wife! and The Flirty Photos That Rocked Justin and Jessica’s Marriage.”
The statement continued, “The article was based on an unfounded report regarding Justin Timberlake’s alleged behavior 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 apologizes to them.”
Jessica Biel and husband Justin Timberlake were happy with the apology, but no information on whether they received any financial reward or not has been released.
Paul Tweed, a senior partner at Johnsons Law Firm in the U.K., which was representing Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, said that everything turned out great for his clients.
In a statement, he said that Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake “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, as read before the High Court this morning.”
He added, “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.”
Hopefully now Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake can move on and find some solace in the apology and retraction.