National Enquirer Libel Suit


A false and misleading story was published by the National Enquirer about Philip Seymour Hoffman and close friend David Bar Katz accused of being lovers. The story resulted in a settlement agreement Two days after Katz filed a libel suit. The Enquirer withdrew its article and apologized for fabricating quotes that were made. The two parties then reached a settlement agreement, hefty enough for Katz to form the “American Play writing Foundation”, which will honor the late actor with an annual $45,000 prize given to an un-produced play.


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