A couple of days ago, US celebrity magazine OK, had written in a cover story that the marriage between Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas was ending in a divorce just after three months. The couple of course, denied the article and reports suggested that they planned to sue the magazine. In a related development, the magazine has removed all its content relating to Priyanka Chopra from its websites, as reported by Masala.com yesterday.
Now, Parineeti Chopra has confirmed the Masala story that OK magazine has removed all its content on Priyanka Chopra from its websites, OK and RadarOnline. The media house has also removed every bit of reference from its social media handles probably due to the fear of legal action.
Parineeti spoke out against the magazine group and said that they were afraid of getting sued once the news got out that Priyanka and Nick were consulting their legal reps. The same was also reported on Masala.
IndiaTV reported that the actress also revealed that it didn't really toss her temper. "Clearly, they were wrong because they removed it. And the whole world retaliated as everyone could see that it was absolutely fake and cr*p," Parineeti added.
Sources from the US also reported that all magazine copies from the stands are being mopped up or bought back by the company. "Even if they lose the case, they will claim that the news was for limited circulation as it wasn't released on the internet. If they had released it on the internet, they would have exposed themselves to millions of dollars in damages.
It is unclear that whether and Priyanka and Nick are going to push for an apology. Sources say that the magazine was alerted when hundreds of Indian websites and other news corporations tried to connect to them for a quote. They were also trending on various social media sites as Priyanka and Nick's fanclubs were tweeting angrily at the business house.
It was then that a quick decision was taken that there will be no replication of the article online because they were expecting Priyanka's legal reps to move a motion against them had that happened. Probably, this is for the first time in history that the magazine has refused to share its cover page content online or on their social media handles. But they are also quiet about the whole affair and haven't issued an apology till date.
Have they saved themselves by the hair or the damage control is clearly not enough, only time will tell.