BROOKE SHIELDS has reached an agreement with the bosses of a U.S. tabloid after threatening to sue over accusations a reporter checked her elderly mother out of a nursing home for an interview.
Brooke was left fuming after her mother, Teri, who suffers from dementia, was allegedly removed from her assisted living centre in New Jersey for lunch with a journalist from the National Enquirer.
The actress accused the reporter of leaving the 75 year old alone in the restaurant, and threatened to hit the publication with legal action over the incident.
But now Shields has come to an agreement with newspaper bosses - the tabloid will refrain from printing a story about the star's mother and publish an apology instead. Newspaper bosses will also make a donation to charity in order to settle the matter.
Shields's attorney, Gerald B. Lefcourt, tells People.com, "Two weeks ago, Brooke Shields was forced to make a public disclosure about her mother Teri Shields' health, when we learned that Mrs. Shields had been taken out of a care facility by a reporter and photographer working for the National Enquirer, and I was told that the National Enquirer was going to print information about her condition and whereabouts.
"I am very pleased to report that (the) National Enquirer was prevailed upon not to publish a story. Further, it has or will be apologising publicly. Finally, it has agreed to make a generous donation to further research on dementia and to encourage others to do so. I am glad that Brooke Shields and her family can consider the matter now closed."