TORONTO, March 4 (UPI) -- Actress Elisha Cuthbert received an apology from a Canadian sports network after she threatened to sue over an on-air tweet that alleged she was unfaithful to her husband, Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf.
The post, which has since been deleted from its author's account, fan Anthony Adragna, claimed Cuthbert was in a sexual relationship with Leafs player Joffrey Lupul. The message appeared at the bottom of the screen during TSN's TradeCenter TV show on Monday.
Cuthbert, Phaneuf and Lupul issued a joint statement Tuesday demading TSN "issue a formal apology and pay a significant amount damages to each of our clients for broadcasting a and defamatory tweet during their trade deadline show yesterday."
The network complied and said in a statement "there was no basis for the false allegation made in [the] tweet."
"TSN unreservedly apologizes to Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf and Elisha Cuthbert and regrets any embarrassment this unfortunate incident has caused to them," added the network.