Brad, Angelina win settlement of U.K. case

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Brad, Angelina win settlement of U.K. case

Thu Jul 22, 2010 @ 01:04PM PST

Brangelina Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have settled with the British paper News of the World over a "false and intrusive" story that said the couple was planning to split.

The case went all the way to London's High Court today, where Brangelina's U.K. lawyers from the Schilling firm (Lavely & Singer reps them in the U.S.) argued that the January 24 article caused significant damages and breached their privacy. The piece alleged that the (unmarried) couple had met with a divorce lawyer to divvy up their assets (including custody of their brood of six kids).

The amount of the settlement was not released but all proceeds will be donated to the couple's charitable foundation. The News of the World also will publish an apology and pay legal fees. 

"When the News of the World failed to publicly retract the allegations and apologize for them -- thereby leaving their readers in the dark as to the true position -- the couple felt they had no alternative than to sue," Keith Schilling told reporters. "Today's victory marks the end of the litigation brought by Brad and Angelina."

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