Kate Winslet Wins $40K in 'Body Image' Libel Suit

Daily Mail lied in saying she lied about exercise, self-acceptance
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2009 9:34 AM CST
In this Dec. 15, 2008, file photo, Kate Winslet poses at the premiere of "Revolutionary Road" in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
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(Newser) – Kate Winslet is serious about positive body image—and her crusade is aimed at more than just the impressionable young women of the world. The actress has won $40,000 from the Daily Mail, which reported in January that Winslet lied when she said she was taking a break from exercising during the awards season, People reports. "I strongly believe that women should be encouraged to accept themselves as they are, so to suggest that I was lying was an unacceptable accusation of hypocrisy," Winslet said in a statement.

“I felt that I had a responsibility to request an apology in order to demonstrate my commitment to the views that I have always expressed about body issues, including diet and exercise," says the 33-year-old mother of two.