New York, June 4 : Actress Gina Gershon has let loose her lawyers on Vanity Fair magazine for publishing a major profile on Bill Clinton in which writer Todd Purdum suggested the two had a torrid love affair.
In a letter to the magazine obtained by celebrity web site TMZ.com, Gershon insists that she had only been in the same room with the former US President thrice, and that the meetings took place in full view of at least a dozen other people, reports the New York Daily News.
"Rumor mongering was substituted for fact-checking. It is apparent that Vanity Fair was intent upon publishing unsubstantiated rumors, and that it avoided learning the true facts so that the truth would not get in the way," the actress' lawyer Lynda Goldman of Lavely and Singer wrote in the letter.
"Such conduct is reckless and malicious, giving rise to substantial liability for defamation," she added.
Gershon is now demanding a retraction from the magazine as well as a "sincere apology."