It looks like it’s case closed between Judge Judy and the National Enquirer.
Television judge Judy Sheindlin has received an apology from the National Enquirer, after the Enquirer and its sister publication the National Examiner ran a story that Sheindlin was fighting Alzheimer’s disease and depression, which the Enquirer now says was not true.
The Enquirer also apologized for stories claiming that Sheindlin had been unfaithful to her husband, and that her daughter Nicole faced jail time after she refused jury service, stories that also, as it turned out, were inaccurate.
“None of these statements are true, and we unequivocally retract them,” the Enquirer noted in its apology, published Wednesday.
“The National ENQUIRER, The National Examiner and American Media Inc. sincerely apologize to Judge Judy. The National ENQUIRER, The National Examiner and American Media Inc. also sincerely apologize to Nicole, who is a respected attorney and is the CEO of Her Honor Mentoring,” the Enquirer added.
According to Gossip Cop, one of the now-retracted stories was published in January and stated, “Judge Judy’s Alzheimer’s Shocker!” and “She’s been secretly fighting depression, and now brain disease!”