Wednesday, December 5, 2007

"Scarlett Johansson May Sue Over Surgery Claims"


(Dec. 5) - Scarlett Johansson is angered over Us Weekly's new report that she's had plastic surgery, and is threatening to sue the magazine.

In a story that alleges over 60% of Hollywood woman have gone under the knife, Us juxtaposes a picture of a younger Scarlett and a more recent photo of her on its cover, insinuating the actress underwent a rhinoplasty.

The 'Lost in Translation' star is not taking these allegations lightly.

In a statement made to OK! magazine, Johansson's lawyer says, "US Weekly's cover story regarding Scarlett Johansson and its clear implication that she has had plastic or cosmetic surgery on her nose is an outrageous and defamatory fabrication lacking any conceivable basis or proof, despite vehement denials by Ms. Johansson prior to publication."

Her lawyer goes on to criticize Us Weekly's evidence.

"The publication made a pathetic attempt to validate its story by using two cover photos of Scarlett that were taken years apart with obviously different make-up and lighting, and then relying on an "expert's opinion" (based solely on looking at the two photos) on what "might" have been done. It wasn't."

The 23-year-old actress also explains to OK! why she feels the need to take legal action against the magazine.

"I have always been straightforward with the press regarding my body image and I am very concerned that my fans (and perhaps even my employers) will feel mislead," she says.

Us Weekly isn't the only publication implying Scarlett has had plastic surgery.

Radar Magazine's December/January issue, using similar photos to Us as proof, calls Scarlett's "nose job" the "best investment."

Radar even quotes a surgeon in its report, who says "A good nose job, which is likely what this is, disappears and lets the other features stand out."

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