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Nicolas Cage 'Pleased' with Kathleen Turner Libel Victory

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Apr 04, 2008 | 5:41am EDT

Nicolas Cage is "extremely pleased" to have won a libel lawsuit against Kathleen Turner after she accused the actor of drunk driving and theft in her new autobiography.

Cage began libel proceedings against his Peggy Sue Got Married co-star at London's High Court in February after claiming Send Yourself Roses was full of false claims about him.

In the book--which was serialized in British newspaper The Daily Mail--Turner alleged Cage deliberately disobeyed his director uncle Francis Ford Coppola on the set of their 1986 movie, adding he also found himself in trouble with police while filming.

And the Romancing the Stone star was subsequently forced to apologize to Cage. The newspaper was ordered to make a substantial donation to charity, publish an apology and remove the offending article from its Web site.

Turner has also agreed to insert a correction and apology into copies of her book.

Cage's U.K. lawyer Simon Smith insists the star is delighted with the verdict.

He says, "(Cage is) extremely pleased, since he has never been arrested for drunk driving, dog theft or anything else.

"As an actor who stars in many family-friendly films and who has a young child and teenager of his own, Mr. Cage was understandably upset at having been wrongly depicted as condoning that sort of reckless, dangerous and criminal behavior."

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