Actress Winslet wins damages over diet st

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British actress Kate Winslet, an outspoken critic of what she sees as Hollywood's obsession with being skinny, has won a public apology and undisclosed libel damages from a magazine that reported she visited a diet doctor.

Winslet's lawyer, Rachel Atkins, told the High Court in London on Friday that the article in Grazia magazine was wrong. The weekly glossy, published by Britain's Emap Plc, had reported that Winslet discussed treatments at the Chinese Healing Institute in California.

Atkins said Winslet did receive treatment from a doctor there, but it was for a neck injury and not for weight. Winslet immediately complained to the magazine, saying that the article suggested "she had lied to the public when she had said that she refused to bow to pressure to be skinny and celebrated her curves."
Posted 13 Mar 2007

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