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

(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.

In this Dec. 15, 2008, file photo, Kate Winslet poses at the premiere of "Revolutionary Road" in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
British actress Kate Winslet reacts during a press conference about her movie "The Reader" at the Berlinale in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 6, 2009.   (AP Photo/Marmus Schreiber)
Actress Kate Winslet poses at the US-Ireland Alliance pre-Academy Awards event in Los Angeles, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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