Kate Hudson Sues over Eating Disorder Reports

11/07/2005 at 08:00 AM EST

Kate Hudson Sues over Eating Disorder Reports
Kate Hudson
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Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson has asked her lawyers to throw their legal weight against several publications for running pictures and text that The Skeleton Key star says falsely suggests she suffers from an eating order, reports Reuters.

According to legal papers filed in London's High Court on Monday, Hudson, 26, claims the photos "suggested that she had an eating disorder that was so grave and serious that she was wasting away, to the extreme concern of her mother and family." Hudson is the daughter of actress Goldie Hawn and wife of musician Chris Robinson, with whom she has a son, Ryder, born in January 2004.

The images – which appeared last month in the U.K. publications Heat and the Daily Mail and in the U.S. tabloid the National Enquirer, under the headline "Goldie tells Kate: Eat Something! And She Listens!" – could also damage Hudson's career, contends her law firm, Schillings.

"Ms Hudson will argue in the courts that the images in question gave a seriously false and misleading impression as to her true physical condition, in that she was portrayed as being dangerously thin with an eating disorder," Schillings said in a statement.

Unless a settlement is reached beforehand, the case is expected to go to trial next year.

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