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Magazine Bosses Fire Back at Halle Berry ...

By steph

Parade magazine bosses have reacted angrily to **Halle Berry**’s claims they dredged up a 10-year-old story about the actress’ 1997 suicide attempt and tried to make it fresh.

In a recent interview, Berry accused the weekend supplement of “regurgitating” the story, prompting other publications and agencies to ask her to talk about her darkest moment all over again.

But Parade editors insist the Oscar winner readily chatted about the day she started the process of poisoning herself with carbon monoxide in her car after the end of her first marriage to Baseball player David Justice. The magazine’s spokeswoman Alexis Collado says, “All of the quotes in Parade profile on Halle Berry came from a candid sit-down interview between Ms. Berry and Parade writer Emily Listfield on January 25, 2007. Ms. Berry talked very freely about the challenges she has faced in her life, including her failed marriages and suicide attempt. It is unfortunate that Ms. Berry has chosen to respond to media interest by backing away from what she originally told Parade. Anyone who actually read the article is sure to see it as a very positive profile of a strong woman who has overcome many challenges in her life and is now on a clear path to happiness.”


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