Debbie Rowe sues over claims she wants a settlement
Debbie Rowe used to have a quiet life. But now, if she’s not involved in the most highly publicized custody battle of the century, she’s suing women who claim to be her best friend and go on Extra with tales of secret settlement talks. The AP reports:
Rowe filed a defamation and invasion-of-privacy lawsuit Thursday against Rebecca White of Florida. The suit seeks unspecified damages, but specifically targets any money that White may have been paid by TV show “Extra” for an interview that aired earlier this week.
The stories were based on White’s description of e-mails she said she exchanged with Rowe after Jackson’s death on June 25. Rowe, 50, denies she sent any recent e-mails to White.
The lawsuit also claims intentional infliction of emotional distress and states that Rowe has suffered “shame, mortification, hurt feelings and injury to her reputation” as a result of White’s interview.
Rowe’s lawsuit states that she hasn’t communicated with White since Jackson’s death. The suit states that White interviewed her in 2008 for an MTV production and has since been “attempting to portray herself as a friend.”
In the “Extra” interview, White is described as a “close friend” who claimed Rowe had emphatically stated in an e-mail exchange that she didn’t want custody of Jackson’s three children.
Of course, everyone knows this Rebecca White isn’t Debbie Rowe’s best friend. Because I am. No, really, she sent me an e-mail the other day that says “I would trade all three of those kids for tickets to a Skynyrd cover band. Don’t tell the Jacksons.” Thick as thieves, us two.