In March, Gossip Cop corrected a Star cover story claiming Teri Hatcher was "broke and homeless," which isn't remotely true. The actress herself even denied the allegations. Three months later, the tabloid is acknowledging it was wrong and issuing an apology to the "Desperate Housewives" star.
The March 19 issue of the magazine published photos of Hatcher sitting inside a green Volkswagen camper, along with the headline, "Desperate Teri Hatcher Broke & Homeless! She Moves From $5 Million Home Into This Van!" The story was laughably inaccurate. In reality, Hacther has owned the vintage van for years and was using it during the filming of her YouTube show "Van Therapy," in which she drives along Los Angeles and invites everyday people to have a meaningful chat inside the vehicle.
Shortly after the magazine published the phony article, Hatcher debunked the "broke and homeless" claims during an interview on "KTLA 5 Morning News." The actress even noted that her lawyer and publicist had explained to the magazine in March that the van was being used for a YouTube series, but the outlet decided to run the false story anyway. "That is even more egregious, that it was so purposefully hurtful," she said. Hatcher further equated the article to "harassment and bullying," adding that she has "many homes in many states all over the country."
Now, Star is admitting it was wrong to publish a patently untrue cover story. "The Truth About Teri Hatcher," reads a headline in the latest issue of the outlet. The accompanying article states, "Star accepts Ms. Hatcher's version of events and apologizes to her for the claims we made. We realize this story received widespread media attention, and we recognize this created a difficult time for Ms. Hatcher." It's about time the outlet recognized its error, considering Gossip Cop stressed three months ago that Hatcher is not "broke and homeless."
It's worth noting, Barbara Walters interviewed Hatcher inside the same VW bus in 2005 when the actress appeared on that year's "10 Most Fascinating People" special. These days, Hatcher uses her show "Van Therapy" as an opportunity to reach out to people who may be struggling and provide hope to both the show's participants and viewers. She doesn't live in the vehicle and never has. Star, on the other hand, decided to use Hatcher's van as an opportunity to write a false and mean-spirited article about the actress. Thankfully, the tabloid has now issued a full retraction and apology.
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