Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie won an undisclosed amount of money from a lawsuit that they filed against News of the World. Â The publication is said to have said that the couple were separating and had a custody arrangement in place. The publication’s article did significant damage to the couple’s reputation, and as such a public apology is said to be underway.
It was also said that the couple met with Sorrell Trope, a well-known divorce attorney for the stars. Â Trope denied the claims and revealed that he has never met with either Brad nor Angelina. Â The suit was a claim against the 1998 Data Protection Act, which covers the Â misuse of private information.
A word to the wise: really do your fact checking before reporting about possible star divorces and other controversial topics!
It’s said that the settlement will be donated to the couple’s charitable foundation, so the money they were awarded will go to a good cause.