Libel payout for Kate Winslet in exercise regime suit

Thursday November 5, 2009

Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet has accepted £25,000 libel damages over a claim that she had lied about her exercise regime.

The 34-year-old filed legal papers in May in reference to an article published by the Daily Mail.

The item disputed a quote given to Elle magazine in which Kate said "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".

"I was particularly upset to be accused of lying about my exercise regime," said Kate in a statement.

"And felt that I had a responsibility to request an apology in order to demonstrate my commitment to the views that I have always expressed about body issues, including diet and exercise.

"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."

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