Lisa Marie Presley to sue over article

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Lisa Marie PresleyPregnant Lisa Marie Presley is suing Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper for libel – after they published an article alleging she is over weight.

The singer, and only daughter of Elvis Presley, said the story – which was widely republished worldwide – forced her to confirm she is expecting a baby.

Lisa Marie’s UK lawyer, Simon Smith, said claims that she had an “unhealthy appetite” and is “growing like her dad” had left the star “deeply upset and offended”.

In a recent post on her MySpace page, Presley, 40, said that she only confirmed her pregnancy to stop the tabloids calling her fat.

“After being the target all week of slanderous and degrading stories, horribly manipulated pictures and articles in the media, I have had to show my cards and announce under the gun and under vicious personal attack that I am in fact pregnant,” she wrote.

Presley revealed she was pregnant with hubby Michael Lockwood’s child on Thursday, following the various media reports criticizing her weight.

Describing the press as “a pack of coyotes circling their prey”, she added: “The US tabloids have been calling all day wanting confirmation on all kinds of insane theories.

“They couldn’t wait to find out if my weight gain was because I was just overeating, in which case it would be open season and they can do the old following in her fathers sad and unfortunate demise story again.”

She added: “Now that things are confirmed, hopefully they can stop all of the harassment and I can stop dodging the continuous bullets.

“It is unfortunate that I couldn’t have announced something that is this much of a blessing and that has made us so incredibly happy under better circumstances.

“How they have handled themselves with this has been nothing short of irresponsible and disgusting.”

Speaking to the Associated Press, Lisa Marie’s spokeswoman Cindy Guagenti said some of the stories had gone too far.

“It’s like, ‘she’s gonna die like her father’, ‘her and her mom are in a fight because of her weight’ – that’s not true at all. It’s just awful stuff,” she said.

Lisa Marie already has an 18-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son from her first marriage to musician to Danny Keough.

She briefly married Michael Jackson in 1994 and then actor Nicolas Cage.

Presley’s baby – her first with Lockwood – is due this autumn.


  • http://optimum diva

    good 4 her

  • annie

    If her due date is “in the fall,” she’s still in the first trimester. Her baby can’t be any bigger than her fingernail – so any weight gain IS from overeating.

  • dawn666

    i agree with vanity, that is the only reason you came out so people won’t think you’re fat. and first trimester ? HAHAHA you are packing on the pounds.

  • Mary

    Which goes to prove, if you’ve got money you can sue a turnip…When I was pg I wore a t-shirt that read, “I’m not fat, I’m pregnant” Where’s your humor, Lisa Marie? You won’t win this lawsuit…Use your money more constructively…


    Nobody “FORCED” her to make her pregnancy public! Oh, I forgot, this is Hollywood! Everything is blamed on the press! Lisa, you made the decision… live with it! Filing a law suit over it is nothing short of pathetic! If everyone who was ever labled “fat” while pregnant filed a law suit… do the numbers! Get over yourself and stop sounding like a crying baby! GROW UP! It’s only weight!!!

  • Carol

    Anyone who leaves a negative comment is sick. We are talking about a baby here. Good for you Lisa Marie…Go get them sweetie!!! I will defend you forever!!!!! You are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO talented!!!!


    It’s called VANITY, Lisa Marie! So a camera got a shot of you looking fat – big deal! You couldn’t stand it so you DECIDED to let everyone know that you’re pregnant so that people wouldn’t think that you simply “let yourself go”! Only YOU can be blamed for coming out and admitting that you’re pregnant! Now you’re going to attempt to file suit against someone because you opened you big mouth in the name of vanity???? NUTS!