Britain's Daily Mail newspaper has been forced to apologize to Lisa Marie Presley – who is pregnant – over claims she was pursuing a poor diet like her late father, Elvis. Last month the newspaper published a photo of Presley, dressed down and without makeup, eating with friends in Los Angeles, and the accompanying article said she was "growing just like her dad."
Presley's lawyers sued for libel, and on Friday May 2nd, 2008 the newspaper printed an apology:
"On March 4 we published a photograph of Lisa Marie Presley while she was dining with friends. We suggested she might have an unhealthy appetite similar to her late father. We now accept that the suggestion is untrue and apologize to Ms. Presley for any distress caused."
In fact, Presley, 40, felt forced to reveal her pregnancy secret two days after the article appeared. "I have had to show my cards and announce under the gun and under vicious personal attack that I am in fact pregnant," she wrote on her MySpace Celebrity blog.
"My client is deeply upset and offended by this article, especially as it was widely published just as she and her family were meant to be celebrating her happy news," her legal rep, Simon Smith, said at the time.
On her MySpace blog Lisa Marie writes:
The Daily Mail in London jumped the gun in the middle of discussing our settlement agreements and posted this in their paper this past Friday.
It could have easily gone unnoticed, but I am sure they would never have wanted that to be the case. (insert smile of sarcasm and eye brow goes up here). It never ceases to amaze me how hard it is to get an apology and when you finally do it is NEVER in the same context or magnitude as the original slanderous story. Regardless, I accept their attempt at redemption. Also, anything else that comes from this will go directly into the Presley Charitable Foundation which will go towards building the New Presley Place in New Orleans. No, I'm not quite done yet. I get immense pleasure out of making something good come from something bad. :)
For those who have been asking recently, The duet of" In the Ghetto " was only up on ITUNES for about a month and a half last August / September and it made approximately 150 thousand dollars for the project. A great start but still only a start. I have many ideas about fund raisers for this in the future. In the meantime, I miss you as much as you miss me, I miss being on the road! I'm feeling unusually well and happy being pregnant thank you. (For those who have asked). I am still writing the 3rd record yes. (For those who have wondered about that:)
Writing with many different people. That's about it for now. I hope you are well and doing alright yourselves. I Always love hearing from you, here or wherever you comment or write to me.
Source: Google / Updated: May 4, 2008