LONDON – A lawyer for Kate Moss (search) said Wednesday the British supermodel had accepted substantial libel damages from a newspaper that alleged she had collapsed into a coma after taking cocaine.
An article published in Britain's Sunday Mirror (search) and on the newspaper's Web site in January alleged that during a visit to Barcelona, Spain, in June 2001, Moss collapsed into a drug-induced coma and had to be revived after taking large amounts of cocaine.
"The allegations are untrue," Moss' lawyer, Gerard Tyrrell, said Wednesday.
Tyrrell said publisher Mirror Group Newspapers Limited accepted that the allegations were false and should not have been published. He said the two parties had agreed on a substantial figure in damages, but he did not say what the amount was.
The newspaper's solicitor, Philip Conway (search), acknowledged the allegations made against the model were wrong, and apologized for the distress and embarrassment caused.
Moss, 31, was not present at the High Court in London for the settlement hearing.