Former Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett is planning to sue US tabloid the National Enquirer over a story the publication ran on its front page this past December 2006.
The actress, who has just learned the cancer she was fighting at the time of the piece has returned, insists the story - about her first cancer battle and her apparent death wish - caused her “emotional distress.”
To add insult to injury, Fawcett claims she has been further upset by the Enquirer after reporters broke the news of her new health crisis before she had the chance to tell all her family and friends about her latest cancer fight.
In a statement released on Friday, May 18th, her publicist, Craig Nevius, writes, “While Farrah is prepared to continue the fight she began last fall, she is not prepared to allow the tabloids to continue to invade her privacy or use one confirmed truth as the foundation on which to build numerous fabricated articles.
“Stories and headlines such as the National Enquirer’s December 18th cover claiming ‘Farrah Begs: Let Me Die’ can only be regarded as knowingly false and purposefully malicious.
“Not only have these and other lies been hurtful to Farrah and her family but, as per her doctors, they have been potentially harmful to her recovery.”