Poor Gwyneth Paltrow just can't escape rumors of her infidelity. First came the rumor that Vanity Fair was going to publish an "epic takedown" that could, among other things, reveal an affair Paltrow supposedly had with a Miami billionaire. Then, yesterday—the same day Vanity Fair published the full text of the letter from editor Graydon Carter in which he insisted that no such "epic takedown" was ever planned—a report was posted on secret-sharing site Whisper claiming Paltrow is actually having an affair with entertainment lawyer Kevin Yorn.
Defamer explains that Whisper is one of a few mobile apps allowing users to anonymously broadcast secrets—but this particular secret was backed up by Whisper editor-in-chief and former Gawker editor Neetzan Zimmerman, who tells Defamer the source is "a person with extremely close ties to Gwyneth who came to us directly after Graydon Carter wrote that missive about why VF walked away from the Paltrow profile last year." He adds, "I have no reason to suspect they're lying about this, and if anyone would know the truth, this person would." Of course, Defamer reached out to Paltrow's publicist, who called the rumor "absolutely 100% false" and says Paltrow only knows Yorn "casually through business contacts."