Smith wins damages on Hitler slur

Will Smith won damages from an entertainment news service that falsely claimed the actor described Adolf Hitler as “good.”

A lawyer for World Entertainment News Network Limited apologized in London’s High Court on Friday for publishing an article entitled “Smith: Hitler was a Good Person” and agreed to pay unspecified damages.

The article had misrepresented a wide-ranging interview Smith had given to the Scottish Daily Record in which he had said, “Even Hitler didn’t wake up going, ‘Let me do the most evil thing I can do today.’ I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was ‘good.’ Stuff like that just needs reprogramming.”

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