Bec Hewitt sues New Idea mag over 'new man in her life' slur

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Sydney, July 14 (ANI): Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt's wife Bec Hewitt has started legal proceedings against women's magazine New Idea for stating that she had a new man in her life, who in fact is her brother.

In the story, that appeared in the April 4, 2009 issue of New Idea, it was alleged that Hewitt had a new man in her life, by the name of Minder Mark, who was described as a former fitness trainer from Dallas, news.co.au reports.

He was also described as "handsome" and a "special guy who's always by her side". The article went on to refer to him as "the kind of hunk every young mum dreams about".

But Minder Mark turned out to be Hewitt's brother, Shaun Cartwright, who often travelled with his sister and her husband, tennis player Lleyton Hewitt.

Hewitt, requested an apology and correction from New Idea the week the article was published, and has now headed to court to find out how New Idea came up with the story and how it could have mistaken her brother for a new man in her life.

In the proceedings issued last month in the Supreme Court of South Australia, Hewitt asked among other things that New Idea disclose all documents in its possession that would identify the source, or sources, for the story.

Hewitt has posted details of the latest move in the Minder Mark saga on her website.

The matter is scheduled for legal argument on August 14.

The Hewitt family is currently holidaying in their luxury hideaway in the Bahamas after Lleyton was knocked out of Wimbledon in London last month. (ANI)

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