Marie drops lawsuit
STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - According to a telegram in Aftonbladet today, Marie Fredriksson has, in agreement with Expressen, decided to drop the lawsuit.
The trial was supposed to be held on Wednesday, but is now cancelled according to Leif Silbersky, Marie's attorney. "I neither want, nor can tell you why, but we've reached an agreement with Expressen on how to handle this," Silbersky says.
Otto Sjöberg, editor-in-chief of Expressen, says that there exists no secret deal between the parts. "When Marie Fredriksson decided to not pursue her claim, Expressen chose not to demand compensation for its costs for the trial. That's the whole deal between Marie Fredriksson and Expressen," Sjöberg says in Expressen.
In a press release issued by Marie Fredriksson today she states that even though she's free from the cancer and much stronger now, she feels that she doesn't have enough strength to pursue a tedious legal process. Marie chooses instead to focus her energy on regaining her strength, recovering from her illness and her family and the present now.
TDR readers may recall that Expressen immediately published an apology when Marie Fredriksson reacted negatively to the original article.
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February 27th, 2006
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