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    Smith wins damages over Hitler comments

    Friday, February 22 2008, 15:29 GMT
    By Simon Reynolds
    Rex Features

    Will Smith has won damages for libel over a false allegation that he described Nazi dictator Adlof Hitler as a "good person", reports the Daily Star.

    The actor was angered by quotes attributed to him in a newspaper that defended the actions of Hitler.

    Smith's solicitor Rachel Atkins told the High Court's Mr Justice Eady that the libel was "deeply distressing to him" and caused "acute embarrassment".

    Atkins told the court: "The claimant is a highly respected actor of international repute and a man of complete integrity.

    "The article alleged that the claimant had declared in an interview that Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was a good person.

    "The allegation is false and without any foundation.

    "It wholly misrepresents the claimant's actual words, given in an interview to the Daily Record, a Scottish newspaper and website."

    The damages won relate to an article that republished the newspaper's quotes on the World Entertainment News Network.

    The defendant has agreed to pay Smith damages which the actor intends to donate to charity.
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    How much integrity do you have when you consort with Scientologists?

    None.

    In fact, you go into the negative numbers.
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    Atkins told the court: "The claimant is a highly respected actor of international repute and a man of complete integrity.
    Why? Because Uncle Tom and the Scientology Bible say he is?

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    I wonder what he did say, the entire context, etc.
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    I bet thaqt journalist will be keeping his tapes in future!
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    damn, didnt he just SAY that? (or not say that) fast judgement
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdebagain View Post
    damn, didnt he just SAY that? (or not say that) fast judgement
    Civil court - money talks....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie Normos View Post
    I wonder what he did say, the entire context, etc.
    "WENN's article arose after Smith gave an interview to a Scottish newspaper, in which he was quoted as saying that Hitler had "set out to do what he thought was 'good'.""
    Apparently it was the WENN headline he took action against
    "Smith, one of the film industry's highest paid stars, was "deeply distressed" after World Entertainment News Network (WENN) published an article last year under the headline "Smith: Hitler was a good person", the High Court heard."
    Will Smith wins damages over 'Hitler was good' slur - Telegraph
    But obviously its from the British press so it's not truthful or proven or anything
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