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British tabliod pays USD 6,000 to Keira Knightley for anorexia death case

Actress Keira Knightley has accepted a 3,000-pound (US$6,000, euro4,460) settlement of her libel claim against the Daily Mail over a story which suggested she was responsible for the death of an anorexic teenager.

Knightley also said the story falsely suggested that she had an eating disorder.

Kate Wilson, representing the publisher of the Daily Mail, Associated Newspapers, told a court Thursday the newspaper accepted that Knightley was not responsible for a death, and that Knightley "does not have an eating disorder, and has not misled the public."

In January, the Daily Mail published a photo of Knightley in a bikini with the headline: "If pictures like this one of Keira carried a health warning, my darling daughter might have lived."

Knightley's lawyer, Simon Smith, said the article could be interpreted to say that she was personally responsible for the death of Sophie Mazurek, 19, who had suffered from anorexia.

Knightley, who was not in court, intends to donate the settlement to Beat, an eating disorder and mental illness charity.

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