UK Tab Must Pay for False Brangelina Split Story
Couple triumphs over News of the World
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2010 2:50 PM CDT
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are helped into a boat in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010.   (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

(Newser) – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have won a settlement from the News of the World after taking the British tabloid to court for publishing "false and intrusive allegations" that they were breaking up, E! reports. The paper reported the pair had met with a divorce lawyer in LA. The settlement, the amount of which wasn't disclosed, will go to charity.

"When the News of the World failed to publicly retract the allegations and apologize for them—thereby leaving their readers in the dark as to the true position—the couple felt they had no alternative than to sue," the couple's lawyer said. To read more about Angelina, who wowed the geeks at Comic-Con in San Diego last night, click here.

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Jul 24, 2010 7:41 AM CDT
Worth noting that this scumbag, so called newspaper is part of the Murdoch media Empire. All those conservatives who worship at the shrine of Fox News should be aware of the nature of the organisation that owns it. It is clear to those with a brain that complete contempt and disregard for the truth is the order of the day for the media in Murdoch Empire.
Jul 23, 2010 8:21 PM CDT
About time they start paying up...these people just say whatever they feel like saying...if they don't know the truth...they just say I have this feeling...what jerks..
Jul 23, 2010 3:11 PM CDT
And in other news from "News of the World" Angelina and Brad are switching genders. She will call herself Andy...he Bradlina