Is this real or what?
People Magazine Stands By Its Gay Joost Story
Monday, August 30, 2010
By Siyabonga Ntshingila ;
Celebrity gossip magazine people says it will stand by its report that Bok and Bulls legend Joost van der Westhuizen has turned to the arms of a man for comfort after the unravelling of his marriage to Assistant Amor Vittone.
Assistant editor at the magazine, Angela Tsikoudakis, said :” We received a call from a member of the public in which allegations of the couple's homosexual and lesbian relationships were made. We made it clear in the article that these were just allegations. There are no grounds for them to sue us”.
The magazine had also alleged that Amor was herself involved in lesbian relationship. The pair indicated through their lawyers that they would pursue legal action against the magazine for the story.
Joost’s lawyer Robert Klinkenberg said :” The allegations are devoid of all truth” while Claudio Bollo, representing Vittone said :” It is very clear that the magazine (People) did not take the effort to research the story properly.”.
Bollo criticised the magazine for not verifying the story with his client saying :” my client was not even approached for comment. Amor is currently going through a divorce and her reputation cannot afford such wild rumours”.
The celebrity couple are at loggerheads amid a bitter divorce.
If these allegations are untrue then People have gone way beyond the call of public duty and need to take a step back and rethink strategy on these kinds of rumours.
Original Story http://www.newstime.co.za/_Gay_Joost_Story