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Nicolas Cage Wins Apology And Damages For Erroneous Story

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Oct. 4 2012, Published 1:43 p.m. ET

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Nicolas Cage won an apology and monetary damages from an overseas news organization that published what turned out to be false allegations of tax evasion.

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Lawyer Paul Tweed, a senior partner in Johnsons Law Firm, has a star-studded list of clients and has represented Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Harrison Ford, among others.

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The big oops occurred when the MailOnline, one of England’s largest news sites, wrongly charged Nicolas with tax evasion.

That allegation was contained in a story that centered on the actor returning rented DVDs late. The amount of monetary damages paid by the site was not revealed.

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"My client has secured a complete vindication of his reputation following the publication of a categoric retraction,” Tweed said after securing the victory.

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