Ashton Kutcher Considers Suing "Star" Magazine for Defamation
Wed, 08 Sep 2010 12:27:26
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Actor and Twitter superstar Ashton Kutcher, who was overtaken by Britney Spears and Lady Gaga as the celeb Tweeter with the most followers, is threatening to sue the editors of Star for defamation following an article they published suggesting he had been cheating on his wife Demi Moore. Ouch. The Kutcher-Moore marriage seems pretty stable, so these are bold claims for Star make.
The actor was hopping mad at the tabloid's report that his five-year, May-December marriage was "in danger of falling apart" following the "bombshell news" that he was "caught cheating with a sexy, young 20-something." It's a tabloid and they are not known for reporting facts at all times, so maybe the Kutch should take it with a grain of salt and not protest too much? Or he can be a crusader for better journalistic ethics.
Kutcher of course hit Twitter earlier this week to address the scandal, writing, "STAR magazine, you don't get to stand behind 'freedom of the press' when you are writing fiction." In a newer Twitter post, Ashton wrote, "I think Star magazine calling me a 'cheater' qualifies as defamation of character. I hope my lawyer agrees."
Do you think Kutcher should sue the paper?