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Brooke Shields Scores Settlement

6/7/2009 2:22 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brooke ShieldsBrooke Shields has settled her beef with The National Enquirer.

A few weeks back, a freelance reporter working for the tabloid checked Shields' mother out of her nursing home. According to Shields, her mother, who suffers from dementia, was driven around in an attempt to find a "story." It was disgusting then, and it still seems disgusting now.

The mag responded to these allegations of gross abuse by claiming the reporter had been a friend of Shields' mother for ten years and was merely helping her run some errands. Interesting ....

In the end, the Enquirer has agreed to apologize for the actions of its reporter and make a sizable donation to further research on dementia, reports People Magazine.

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1.

HasBeens    

That's not enough. Brooke let them off easy. That charade was just disgusting and whoever pulled this sh*t should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law; not to mention fired.

1776 days ago
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REYNA    

BROOKE SHIELDS LOOKS LIKE SHE IS TRYING TO MAKE AN EXTRA BUCK OUT OF ANYTHING... SHE LOOKS LIKE SHE NEEDS SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH ATTENTION,,,THAT SHE WILL COME UP WITH ANYTHING.........

I THINK SHE IS A CRACKY LADY.........

1776 days ago
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Tazandra    

Shut your pie hole #2.....this was a cruel victimization of the weak, a person not with full mental capacities being taken advantage of for profit. Very very low. The matter is over now thank goodness and there were some repurcussions for the lying Enquirer at least.....good for Brooke.

1776 days ago
4.

J    

Apparently #2 doesn't know how to read...National Enquirer made a donation towards demantia research, which means that Brooke didn't get anything in her pocket.

1776 days ago
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stephc5    

#2- Brooke didn't get money. They are giving it for research for dementia! Yeah- Brooke sounds greedy. *eye roll* I think that is perfect! They should help fund research on a condition in which they took advantage of!

1776 days ago
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Harriet    

My family has dealt with a loved one with dementia. It is a hard thing to do. The settlement that ended with money to dementia research is a very good thing. The person who took Ms. Shields mother from the nursing home was not only ignorant but disgraceful. Any disruption to the normal routine of life for patietns with this diagnosis can be horribly disruptive. This person deserves harsher punishment than he has received.

1776 days ago
7.

leigh    

National Enquirer I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!! You rock. You get the story no one else gets. You should n/t have let brookie push you around.

1776 days ago
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My Gosh ! ! !    

This was not right of the reporter, but Brooke you just overdo everything. You didn't even stick up for Sutherland when he tried to stick up for you when the man bumped you and made you fall, but now you want attention for your Mother being taken for a ride. Your a very nice beautiful girl but you can't act worth a darn and you just make a fool of yourself trying to. Evan in your commercials you are so fake, please just go away and look beautiful which you can do without trying. Be a beautiful Mother to your children and let the husband support you. Leave the acting to people who can ACT.....

1776 days ago
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Kilia    

I'm glad that this situation with NE has been solved.
They had no business doing what they did without Brooke's permission.

ps...Why did TMZ put this terrible pic of Brooke on this story?

1776 days ago
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Clearsky54    

Good. I hope the "sizeable donation" puts them out of business, the sick vultures. How dare they!

1776 days ago
11.

lena    

brook is sooooo over-exposed at this point. i can't turn on the tv or open a magazine where she isn't a paid shill for something. enough is enough, go hide under a rock for a few years, keep quiet, be with your kids or make a few movies. just stop the paid shilling........it's creepy....

1776 days ago
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JANE DOE    

She lost My respect!!!

Why the Hell wasn't SHE taking care of Her own Mother!???

1776 days ago
13.

ms    

I find it interesting that TMZ can print the line that what the reporter did was disgusting. Especially since TMZ has no problem ambushing celebrities, posting pictures of couples trying to have a little privacy and just printing stories that some would also consider disgusting.

1776 days ago
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Googie    

THE NEGATIVE REMARKS ABOUT BROOK ARE SO VERY WRONG & MEAN. SHE WILL NOT PROFIT, IT WILL GO FOR RESEARCH can't you read! AS FOR THE REMARK CAN'T SHE TAKE CARE OF HER OWN MOTHER - AFTER A POINT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PERSONALLY TAKE CARE OF A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA, EVEN WHEN THE CAREGIVER DOES NOT HAVE SMALL KIDS. THE BEST PLACE IS IN A FACILITY THAT CAN GIVE HER 24-HOUR CARE, BUT THIS FACILITY WAS AT FAULT FOR LETTING A STRANGER TAKE OUT ONE OF THEIR RESIDENTS WITHOUT CLEARING IT FIRST OR CHECKING IF THEIR IS A LIST OF PEOPLE AUTHORIZED TO SEE THE RESIDENTS/PATIENTS.

1776 days ago
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jen    

Best of wishes for you and you're mother, Brook...

1776 days ago
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