Heather Mills really should spend more time practising dancing, less posting to the internet if she really wants the public to learn to love her. As it is, she keeps issuing 'press releases':
This report is a complete fabrication of proceedings in court on this day. It is designed in order to create a false History of events. They have no consideration to what Beatrice will read in the future.
None of Heather's petition was thrown out in court. Please would the tabloid media refrain from printing these lies and respect the wishes of the court. On the 1st March 2007 a Joint statement was drafted in court by Paul & Heather because of more lies printed in the Sun newspaper on the morning of the second days proceedings. Most tabloids have not printed this statement in full as it does not suit their agenda.
Statement in full
"Since the breakdown of the marriage there has been a significant amount of misreporting in the press, including this morning's report in The Sun of yesterday's hearing before Justice Bennett.
The parties both ask the media please to respect their privacy and the confidentiality of the proceedings, as they work to settle the outstanding issues between them in their divorce."
I cannot believe that the Sun newspaper has the audacity to print even more lies when Heather already has one libel case against them.
Here is a definition of character assassination from wikipedia
"Character assassination is an intentional attempt to influence the portrayal or reputation of a particular person, whether living or a historical personage, in such a way as to cause others to develop an extremely negative, unethical or unappealing perception of him or her. By its nature, it involves deliberate exaggeration or manipulation of facts to present an untrue picture of the targeted person. For living individuals, this can cause the target to be rejected by his or her community, family, or members of his or her living or work environment. Such acts are typically very difficult to reverse or rectify, therefore the process is likened to a literal assassination of a human life. The damage sustained can be life-long and more, or for historical personages, last for many centuries after their death.
In practice, character assassination usually consists of the spreading of rumors and deliberate misinformation on topics relating to one's morals, integrity, and reputation.
In politics, perhaps the most common form of character assassination is the spread of allegations that a candidate is a liar. Other common themes may include allegations that the candidate is a bad or unpopular member of his family, has a bad relationship with his spouse or children, is disrespected by his former co-workers, or routinely engages in disturbing, socially unacceptable behavior, such as sexual deviancy."
Perhaps, Heather, by suggesting that the Sunday Mirror's apparent misrepresentation is going to echo down the ages, in the way, say, Caligula or Lucrezia Borgia has had to take centuries of opprobium, might be slightly overestimating the interest of posterity in your life.
And going on Dancing With The Stars isn't exactly a move consistent with trying to minimise media interest in your affairs.