Kevin Smith has won his libel action against Take a Break magazine (published by H. Bauer). The magazine published a front page story and double page article containing false allegations about Mr Smith’s private life, as well as photographs of him and his long term partner.
The magazine published an apology and personally admitted to Mr Smith that “the story had been fabricated in its entirety”. It also agreed to pay Mr Smith substantial damages.
Mr Smith was represented by Alasdair Pepper and Athalie Matthews.