A feud between Paris Hilton and rival socialite Zeta Graff has recently ended in an undisclosed settlement of a $10 million lawsuit.
When Zeta Graff saw Paris Hilton dancing with Paris Latsis (who happened to be Graff's ex-fiance) at a London nightclub, she physically accosted Hilton and attempted to pull a $4 million necklace from Hilton's neck until she was restrained by security.
In retaliation, Hilton gave her publicist false information about Graff to give to the New York Post. The information was published in "Page Six", the Post's gossip column, and a defamation suit soon followed.
With the threat of a perjury charge looming after Paris' denial contradicted her publicists testimony, Hilton settled the $10 million suit out of court for an undisclosed amount.
Helen Yu, Los Angeles entertainment lawyer, says, "In todays entertainment world, drama and feuds can quickly go from the usual tabloid fodder to multi-million dollar lawsuits. With stakes that high, before the smack talking starts, consult your lawyer to make sure it's not 'defamation of character'."