By: E&P Staff
When the New York Post got John Kerry’s vice presidential pick wrong last week, at least Kerry, John Edwards and Dick Gephardt never threatened to sue over it. The paper may not be so lucky in the current matter involving Britney Spears.
The pop icon is demanding a retraction, an apology and some money from the paper after it ran a photo of her guzzling what it said was whisky on its front page yesterday, according to a report today in the New York Daily News.
Spears, 22, said through her lawyer that she was actually drinking ginseng. “Ms. Spears intends to file a lawsuit against the New York Post and Bill Hoffmann, the writer of the article, unless the paper immediately issues an appropriate retraction, apology and financial settlement,” lawyer Martin Singer said in a statement.
The Post’s spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, said last night, according to the Daily News, that he could not reach any of the executives at the paper for comment. The Daily News had published its own item on Britney and the bottle on page 53 yesterday, attributing the report to British tabloids, but did not print the photo.