Reportedly, NW magazine ran a front-page story back in March claiming that the 26-year-old pop star had an "intimate relationship" with one of her producers, Benny Blanco. Besides Perry, Blanco has also worked with stars like Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber, Mike Posner and Taio Cruz.
The headline read "World exclusive, Katy's other man." Perry, who tied the knot with British funnyman Brand in October 2010, decided to take legal action a month and a half after the March 11 story hit the stands, filing a lawsuit against the magazine's publishers yesterday, April 27. Perry's statement of claim alleges that she was been "gravely injured in her reputation and feelings (and) has suffered distress, embarrassment and humiliation." Ouch.
The defamed Perry is not only pursuing damages but aggravated damages as well, which could cost the NW publishers a six-figure sum should she win the case. We're guessing Katy is so not living the 'Teenage Dream' right now.
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