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Justin Timberlake settles with Heat

By | Published on Wednesday 22 October 2014

Justin Timberlake

In not exactly earth-shakingly shocking news, the Irish Times reports that Justin Timberlake has reached a settlement with Heat magazine, having filed defamation claims against the celeb magazine’s publishers Bauer Media earlier this month.

The Bauer Group has issued a comprehensive apology both to Timberlake and his wife of two years Jessica Biel, who lodged her own claims at the same time as JT. Bauer also officially retracted an article and photo spread, printed in a September edition of Heat, in which it was implied that JT was flirting with another woman at a party.

Following a short hearing at the high court in Dublin yesterday, the pair’s lawyer Paul Tweed said that both Timberlake and Biel were “very satisfied with this categoric retraction of what was a false and unfounded story”, adding: “The couple will not be making any further comment in relation to this matter, but will not hesitate to take similar legal action if false allegations regarding the state of their marriage are repeated”.

He declined to share details of any finances involved in the settlement.