Jennifer Lopez to ‘Smack’ National Enquirer Over Heroin Story

R&B Singer Jennifer Lopez and husband, Marc Anthony, are suing the National Enquirer in European courts over the tabloid’s claims they were linked to a drug scandal. According to Paul Tweed, the couple’s lawyer, both Lopez and Anthony were seeking “a six-figure settlement” from the Enquirer, based in Boca Raton, Fla., and its parent company, American Media Inc. They’re hoping that celeb-friendly libel laws in the U.K. will result in harsh punishment than they might find stateside. Tweed said the lawsuit would be filed Tuesday in a Belfast court, and in subsequent days in courts in Dublin, London and Paris. The March, 2007 article at the center of the controversy, printed in British and Irish editions of the Enquirer, accused both Lopez and Anthony of being “caught up in a heroin scandal.” The Enquirer also printed a photo of Anthony standing with photographer Michael Star, who is facing heroin and child pornography charges in the United States. The lawsuit also seeks an apology.

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