National Enquirer settles suit over Kennedy stories

August 13, 2008 10:08:43 PM PDT
The National Enquirer has settled with a Massachusetts woman who filed a defamation lawsuit over stories saying her son, born in 1984, was fathered by Senator Edward Kennedy.

Caroline Bilodeau-Allen sued in federal court in Boston last November, claiming two articles that appeared in the tabloid in 2006 contained "sensationalized reporting and outright fabrications."

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The paper has said it had no reason to doubt the source of the information and that the plaintiffs declined several opportunities to deny the initial story prior to publication.