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2002-Sep-06: The High Court Settles Heather's Libel Case

Heather's libel case was officially settled at the High Court in London yesterday .  The decision confirmed the statement issued by Heather's lawyer last month (see August 22) that the Sunday Mirror would pay $78,090 in damages to Heather resulting from the publication of a story that suggested that she had mishandled funds collected to assist victims of the earthquake that occured in the Indian state of Gujarat in January 2001.

Heather was in the United States as her counsel, Thomas Shields QC, read the agreed statement before Mr. Justice Gray which declaired that that the "highly damaging and wounding" allegations printed in the Sunday Mirror were "wholly without foundation".

After the proceedings, Heather's publicist, Anya Noakes, told the press: "Heather Mills is pleased that the Sunday Mirror has recognised that the allegations were unfounded and that her reputation has been vindicated."

All of the settlement money has been donated to Heather's Adopt-A-Minefield (UK) charity.

 

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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