Eastwood wins suit for legal fees

In Brief

March 29, 1996

Clint Eastwood's lawyers have been awarded $653,156 in legal fees incurred in the actor's lawsuit against the National Enquier, in which a jury found the weekly tabloid had printed a bogus interview.

The Enquirer was ordered to pay Mr. Eastwood $150,000 last October after a federal jury found it had knowingly printed an "interview" the actor-director never gave.

The Enquirer claimed it bought the interview from a free-lance reporter and printed it in good faith. But the jury found that the tabloid either ignored signs the interview was fraudulent or failed with due diligence to check.

The paper ran the interview in its Dec. 21, 1993, edition with the headline. "Clint Eastwood at 63: Being A New Dad Has Made My Day."

Pub Date: 3/29/96

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