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Jessica Alba Forgives ‘Playboy’

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Apr 05, 2006 | 5:31am EDT

Jessica Alba has forgiven Playboy founder Hugh Hefner for putting her on the March 2006 cover of the soft-porn publication, after he pledged to donate substantial sums to charities of the actress' choice.

The Fantastic Four star threatened legal action after the magazine allegedly 'tricked' Columbia Pictures into allowing them a promotional shot from forthcoming film Into the Blue--after she had already refused to pose for a fee.

But the legendary lothario made amends with a personal letter of apology and as-yet undisclosed donations.

In the letter, Hefner apologizes for "any distress unintentionally caused by the publication of your photo."

He adds, "What was intended as a tribute to your tremendous popularity has been misinterpreted by some as something else for which we are truly sorry since we are among your biggest fans."

Alba says, "In light of Mr. Hefner's personal apology for Playboy's unauthorized use of my photo on their cover, I have decided to discontinue my claims against them."

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