Knightley Defends Legal Action Over Anorexia Story

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY has defended her decision to sue the Daily Mail after the British newspaper insinuated she was an anorexic – because she feared the story would cost her film roles.

The paper printed photos of a stick-thin Knightley in a bikini and implied her frame had inspired a teenager, who had died from anorexia.

The actress was appalled by the article, sued the newspaper and was awarded a settlement.

She insists it was necessary for her to get tough.

Knightley explains, “It could potentially have ruined my career because if I had been anorexic, there is no way I would have been able to do a lot of the action movies that I do. People wouldn’t have hired me.

“When things are written that are trying to ruin my career, as that one
(story) was, I obviously have to take that very seriously.”



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