Starlet Scarlett to sue Cosmo
Cosmopolitan magazine has got 2009 off to a bad start by upsetting its January cover girl Scarlett Johansson. The actress claims the magazine has made up much of the article, especially the front cover caption “Why I had to get married” and has threatened legal action.
It appears the cover story is a rehash, cut and paste job (shock horror!) and the ‘interview’ was lifted from a US edition of Cosmopolitan. According to a report on mediaguardian her agent has said that unless the article is retracted Johansson will sue.
Mediabeak says that this sort of practice is sadly commonplace and that even where one is constructing seemingly ‘exclusive’ stories from agency fed reports and interviews there is no excuse for sloppy editorial standards.