Browne Prevails In Defamation Disputes
The makers of a television movie about John F. Kennedy Jr. and of a documentary about celebrity paparazzi have removed scenes referring to an alleged incident between Jackson Browne and his former girThe makers of a television movie about John F. Kennedy Jr. and of a documentary about celebrity paparazzi have removed scenes referring to an alleged incident between Jackson Browne and his former girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah.
Fox Television Studios, producer of "America's Prince: The JFK Jr. Story," has agreed to remove two scenes in the film that make reference to Browne and the alleged assault on Hannah, who dated Kennedy after her relationship with Browne ended.
"I never assaulted Daryl Hannah, and this fact was confirmed by the investigation conducted at the time by the Santa Monica Police Department," Browne says in a statement. "I am gratified that Fox has agreed to take these steps."
Days after the movie's initial January airing on the cable channel TBS Superstation, Browne demanded the network not rebroadcast the film.
Additionally, the Gurin Company will remove a scene that refers to the allegation from "When Cameras Cross the Line," which originally aired on VH1. "Jackson is appreciative that the producers moved so quickly to correct the program and to apologize to Jackson," Browne's manager Donald Miller says in a separate statement.
A written apology has been added to the beginning of the program. It states: "In a previous version of this program, we incorrectly reported an alleged incident involving singer Jackson Browne and actress Daryl Hannah. Mr. Browne has always denied that such an incident occurred, and local authorities have reported to the media that based upon their investigation, the incident previously reported in our program did not occur. We have deleted that material from our program, and we apologize to Mr. Browne for its inclusion."