Jessica and Justin reach settlement in Irish court

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have reached a settlement in their high court case against the European edition of Heat magazine.

The case was settled in a Dublin court after Bauer Consumer Media – who publish Heat – apologised to the Hollywood actors for an article published in September which questioned Justin’s fidelity: “The article was based on an unfounded report regarding Justin Timberlake’s alleged behaviour at a club following a performance in Paris … the defendant accepts that the article was false and withdraw any interferences that questioned the state of Justin and Jessica’s marriage.”

However, the couple also issued a warning through their lawyer saying they will not hesitate to take similar legal action if claims about their marriage are made again: “The couple will not be making any further comment in relation to this matter but will not hesitate to take similar legal action if false allegations regarding the state of their marriage are repeated.”