(AP) The wife of former Rep. Gary Condit has settled her $10 million libel suit against the National Enquirer over a story that said she berated Chandra Levy days before the Washington intern disappeared. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
The settlement was reached Wednesday.
The lawsuit was brought over an Aug. 7, 2001, article that cited confidential police sources as saying Carolyn Condit “flew into a rage” during a telephone conversation with Levy.
Carolyn Condit said she never spoke with or met Levy, whose skeletal remains were found in a Washington park in May 2002. Washington police have said there was no truth to the Enquirer report.
Lawyers for the supermarket tabloid and Carolyn Condit would not elaborate on the settlement.
Police sources have told The Associated Press that Gary Condit, who represented the Modesto area until he lost a re-election bid last year, acknowledged having an affair with Levy. He has repeatedly denied any role in her disappearance.
Gary Condit has his own lawsuit pending, an $11 million defamation complaint against author Dominick Dunne.