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J.Lo and Marc Anthony sue the pants off 'National Enquirer'

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have had it with the National Enquirer, seeking "substantial damages," a full retraction and an apology over an Enquirer article last month that alleged the couple were linked to a drug scandal after Anthony was pictured with a photographer later charged with heroin possession, Reuters says. Belfast-based lawyer Paul Tweed, who specializes in fighting U.S. libel cases in European courts, said he had filed a lawsuit with the Belfast High Court on Tuesday. "We will now make similar applications in Dublin, London and other jurisdictions," he told Reuters. Its now increasingly common for U.S. celebrities to file libel suits in Europe against publications distributed in those countries, since they do not enjoy First Amendement protections there. Tweed last year got the Enquirer to apologize to Britney Spears for saying she was about to divorce her husband. And we know how untrue that one was!

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