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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 October, 2003, 11:55 GMT 12:55 UK
Kidman wins libel damages
Nicole Kidman
Kidman recently won another case against a newspaper
Actress Nicole Kidman has received undisclosed libel damages from a newspaper after it wrongly said she was having an affair with actor Jude Law.

Kidman won the case at the High Court over a story published in the Sun in March alleging the affair.

Her lawyer said "the article implied that the claimant had led Jude Law to cheat on his wife Sadie Frost".

News Group Newspapers accepted the allegations were untrue and promised to apologise and pay legal costs and other damages.

Sun editor Rebekah Wade and journalist Victoria Newton were also named as defendants.

Kidman's lawyer Keith Schilling told the court "the publication of the article caused damage to the claimant's personal and professional reputation and she has suffered considerable embarrassment and distress".


"The defendants are here today to publicly set the record straight and through their solicitor to personally apologise to the claimant for the distress and the embarrassment they have caused her," he added.

He said that as well as paying fines and damages, the paper had vowed never to repeat the allegations.

Solicitor Danel Taylor, on behalf of the defendants, said: "Through me, the defendants apologise to the claimant for the distress and embarrassment this article has caused."

Kidman, who stars with Law in the yet-to-be-released film Cold Mountain said in a statement: "I am glad that this has finally been resolved."

She is to donate the balance of the damages received from the case and another, earlier legal action to Fara, a charity which helps Romania's abandoned children. Parts of Cold Mountain were shot on location in Romania.

The amount is believed to be a five-figure sum.

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