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Published on December 18th, 2013 | by Kelly Rose Bradford


Solicitors for Kate Winslet issue letter to Fathers4Justice

Kate Winslet’s solicitors have issued campaign group Fathers4Justice with a legal letter over their plans to publish an allegedly ‘misleading and defamatory’ advert featuring her.

The Daily Mail reports that legal firm Schillings took action after the group reacted to comments Kate made in an interview with Vogue in October.

She allegedly told the magazine that her children from her previous marriages had a stable home life as they lived just with her and were not passed ‘from pillar to post’.

The Fathers4Justice advert reportedly used a picture of the actress with the caption: “Kate, every child deserves their father this Christmas”.

The Mail says the group were contacted before the publication of the ad by Kate’s legal team and her former husband, Sam Mendes.

They then agreed to delay the poster in order for Kate to confirm or deny whether the Vogue quotes were accurate.

The Mirror reports that Mr Mendes defended his family’s access arrangements, saying: “It is inappropriate for this organisation to involve my family and I when they know nothing of our personal circumstances.

“Whilst I fully support fathers’ rights I can happily state this has never been a concern for me or my son.”

Campaign Director Nadine O’Connor told the press: “Kate Winslet brought her children/parenting arrangements into the public domain with her comments, not Fathers4Justice.

“We believe the content of the advert is accurate, balanced and reflective of the comments she made.”

Kate has a 13-year-old daughter, Mia, with her first husband Jim Threapleton, and a nine-year-old son, Joe, with Mr Mendes.  She has recently given birth to her third child, a boy, with her new husband, Ned Rocknroll.


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Kelly Rose Bradford

is a London-based journalist and broadcaster, writing for the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, the Sunday Telegraph, and a host of women's magazines. Her robust opinions and feisty debating skills make her in demand as a social commentator, regularly guesting on ITV's This Morning programme, and across many radio stations, including 5 Live and BBC Radio London.

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