Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline suggested that an article which appeared last year in the publication seriously affected their image. According to US Weekly, the pop princess and the aspiring rapper were extremely worried that a sexually explicit video in which the couple allegedly appears will become publicly available.
US Weekly had also reported in the article entitled, "Brit & Kev: Secret Sex Tape? New parents have new worry", that the two had to watch the sex tape together with lawyers.
The pop singer and former back-up dancer, Kevin Federline took notice of the article and filed court papers against the US publication. The two were claiming that US Weekly affected their public image and must pay them $10 million in the defamatory lawsuit.
However, Superior Court Judge Lisa Hart Cole did not share the same opinion with the Federlines and stated that the article is unlikely to be considered defamatory because of Britney Spears' sexy image that she intentionally displays.
"The issue is whether it is defamatory to state that a husband and wife taped themselves engaging in consensual sex," declared the judge.
"The plaintiff herself has put her modern sexuality squarely, and profitably, before the public eye," added Mrs. Cole.
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