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Wednesday, 13 September, 2000, 17:26 GMT 18:26 UK
Magazine says sorry to Hurley
Liz Hurley and Hugh Grant at the 2000 Golden Globes
Liz Hurley says she "truly loves" Hugh Grant
A US magazine has apologised to British actress Liz Hurley for an article in which she allegedly criticised former partner Hugh Grant.

New York-based Jane magazine conducted an interview with Hurley, which was printed under the headline Down And Dirty With Elizabeth Hurley.

In it, she was quoted as saying her private life with Grant was "less than adequate".

But Hurley wrote to the magazine, insisting she would never say anything about Grant and the 13 years they spent together.

"I never at any time said anything disparaging about my sex life with Hugh Grant," she said.


I have never said anything mean about him and never would because I truly love him

Liz Hurley on Hugh Grant
"I never referred to it as 'less than adequate' and never said that I don't miss sex with him.

"I have spoken about Hugh hundreds, if not thousands, of times and I have never said anything mean about him and never would because I truly love him."

The magazine claimed to have the interview on tape, but has now apologised, saying a tape of the session revealed no reference to their sex life.

The apology reads: "The tape recording itself of the reporter's interview contains no derogatory statements by Ms Hurley about Mr Grant or her relationship with him, including no reference by Ms Hurley to her sex with Mr Grant being inadequate.

"Jane magazine apologises to Ms Hurley for any distress our article may have caused."

A spokeswoman for the actress said she was delighted the situation had been resolved amicably.

The couple split in May and, speaking to Talk magazine the following month, Hurley said the loss was like "amputating my left arm".

However, the rupture was, she added, one they had both known was necessary for some time.

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