It’s somewhat fitting that Britney Spears has a song called “Gimme More,” after she asked for — and received — an apology from the UK’s more! magazine. The mag had published an article in June claiming they had an exclusive interview with Brit, which just wasn’t the case.
In a statement from the mag’s Sept. 29 issue, posted on Britney’s official website, more! lays out their apology:
“More! would like to apologize to our readers and to Britney Spears for having wrongly described the Q&A with Ms Spears we published in our June 8, 2009 issue as an exclusive. The article was brought to More! by a freelance contributor, Jan Janssen. We now understand that Ms. Spears quotes where given to the press generally and not exclusively to Jan Janssen. The article was not a more! exclusive as we had been led to believe. Nor was it authorized by Ms. Spears. We apologize to Ms. Spears for any distress and damage caused.”
The mag also agreed to pay damages and Britney’s legal costs.