Star Jones, former co-host of The View, plans to sue a tabloid for alleging that her husband is gay.
Bob Chapman, lawyer for Jones and husband Al Reynolds, sent a letter to the National Enquirer warning that an article in the Oct. 2 issue of the publication is “false and defamatory.”
The headline of the Enquirer’s story reads: “Star Jones’ Husband Walks Out!”
“While Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds believe that everyone should be free to make their own choice concerning sexual preference and that there is nothing wrong with being gay, you have nonetheless chosen to falsely state that Mr. Reynolds is gay,” reads the letter.
Chapman claims the article caused “grave damage” to the reputations of Jones and Reynolds “both publicly and privately.”
Jones has been a frequent target of the Enquirer. Last March, the tabloid reported that she suffered nearly fatal blood loss after a breast lift operation. It has also reported that Jones had gastric bypass surgery – which the TV star has never confirmed.
Last month, the Enquirer claimed that Jones was forced to cut costs and was pressuring Reynolds to make more money after losing her job on The View.
Rumours about Reynolds’ sexual orientation have dogged the couple since they went public with their relationship.