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Yeah. It wasn't just the Sun who ran that piece. The Express ran a piece similar, as I recall, and as I say in my statement, by that stage of my life -- this was only this year, wasn't it? I think it was this year. I was weary and, to a certain degree, wary of endless lawsuits against tabloids. They take a long time, there's a lot of stress. So I tried to shortcircuit it by offering them: "Look, there'll be no lawsuit if you just each pay £5,000 to a charity which I support called Healthtalkonline", and seeing as they had both talked about my health online, I thought that was elegant. The Express flatly refused to pay a penny, and after much protesting, the Sun gave the charity £1,500.

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