Scarlett Johansson US Weekly Lawsuit; Scarlett Johansson Sues US Weekly Over Plastic Surgery Claims

Scarlett Johansson is mad enough to sue over Us Weekly’s “outrageous and defamatory” plastic surgery allegations.

“US Weekly’s cover story regarding Scarlett Johansson and its clear implication that she has had plastic or cosmetic surgery on her nose is an outrageous and defamatory fabrication lacking any conceivable basis or proof, despite vehement denials by Ms. Johansson prior to publication,” reads a statement from her rep. “Not surprisingly, US magazine cannot provide the dates when she supposedly had this surgery, who performed the surgery, or what was supposedly done — all because there simply is no truth to the story. The publication made a pathetic attempt to validate its story by using two cover photos of Scarlett that were taken years apart with obviously different make-up and lighting, and then relying on an “expert’s opinion” (based solely on looking at the two photos) on what “might” have been done. It wasn’t.”

“Scarlett has always been straightforward with the press regarding her body image, and she is very concerned that her fans (and perhaps even her employers) will feel mislead. Thus, she feels compelled to take immediate legal action against Us Weekly,” her publicist said in a statement.