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Lawyer: Shields, Enquirer reach settlement

June 7, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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HACKENSACK, N.J., June 7 (UPI) -- U.S. TV star Brooke Shields and the National Enquirer have reached a settlement over a nursing home incident, an attorney told People magazine exclusively.

Attorney Gerald B. Lefcourt, who represents Shields, said the "Suddenly Susan" actress has agreed to settle with the tabloid over a May incident in which two journalists employed by the Enquirer removed Shields's mother from a New Jersey care facility, People.com reported Saturday.

Shields was furious after learning of the incident involving her 75-year-old mother, Teri, who Shields said has either dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Lefcourt said under the settlement, the Enquirer agreed not to publish a story on the matter.

"I am very pleased to report that (the) National Enquirer was prevailed upon not to publish a story. Further, it has or will be apologizing publicly. Finally, it has agreed to make a generous donation to further research on dementia and to encourage others to do so," the attorney told People magazine.

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