Britain's best-selling newspaper apologized Wednesday to "Desperate Housewives" star Teri Hatcher for a story that claimed she had sex with men in a van outside her home.

The Sun tabloid acknowledged the article, which it ran last August, was "totally incorrect" and apologized to Hatcher "for the embarrassment caused."

In December, Hatcher, 41, accepted undisclosed libel damages from another tabloid, The Daily Sport, which had earlier made the same claims.

The Daily Sport agreed to pay "very substantial damages" and Hatcher's legal costs, print a front-page apology and promised not repeat the allegations.

The actress, who has a young daughter, issued a statement in December saying she had "tolerated many ridiculous and fabricated lies and gossip in the tabloids" as something that "just comes with the territory of fame."

"But when a story appeared about me, insinuating that I am an irresponsible and neglectful parent, I had to draw the line."