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LONDON, Dec 16, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher Friday won "very substantial" libel damages from the Daily Sport in a London courtroom.

The tabloid also agreed to print a front-apology for the "entirely false" articles it ran about the Golden Globe-nominee's sex life and parenting skills, the BBC reported.

The amount of the damages to be paid to the actress was not disclosed.

In a settlement with the actress, the newspaper agreed to pay all her legal costs as well as "very substantial damages," her attorney told the court.

While admitting there was no truth to the article, the newspaper's attorney said it received the information from a trusted source.

Hatcher, who was not in court, issued a statement saying she ignores plenty of falsehoods printed about her, but had to "draw the line" when the Daily Sport insinuated "I am an irresponsible and neglectful parent."

"I will never allow any tabloid to so egregiously attack the area of my life which I give top priority, and that is my parenting."


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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