Press: Sorry, Shirley

And surely sorry

Ever since Carol Burnett decked the National Enquirer with a $1.6 million libel victory three years ago, Hollywood stars from Gary Grant to Shirley Jones have awaited their turn in court against the sensationalist tabloid. Jones has now traded her day in court for a day in print, with an unusual settlement that may set a precedent for Enquirer suits to come—and possibly for negotiated conclusions to other libel cases.

Jones and her husband Agent Marty Ingels brought suit for $20 million in 1979 after the Enquirer (circ. 4.7 million) ran...

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